Question submitted by Don Lyster
First off Don, welcome to BC! You will love living here.
I get so many enquiries about historical weather records. So here's the answer, for everyone not just those sourcing out potential retirment locations (!). Environment Canada maintains a climate or historical weather on line site at: http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/canada_e.html
On the right hand side is a list of further links, click on the "Historical Weather" link and then when you are redirected - click on the "Climate Data Online" link.
I hope this helps.