Here is an interesting tipple from Eau Claire. The nose is so compelling and though I preferred it neat (a good test) others mixed it with soda water or Pellegrino and thought it very pleasant. Small distilleries are doing terrific experiments in BC and Alberta outdoing the usual so-called premium brands of vodka and gin. If ever you are in the area I’d recommend you pop in for a tasting. The other gastronomic must is Longview Steakhouse but you’d need to reserve a place 3-4 months in advance (rated one of the top ten in the world).