We all pretty much receive the same weather
up to Greater Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Some areas definitely get more rain, others significantly less, but no matter how your store your umbrella, we gets lots of rain up here.
The good news for you is that January was a recording setting month for most days of rain in the month, so you have a "bad one" under your belt. Even for our areas, normally receiving moocho rain, this January was a nasty one. And as I tell folks just moving here, rain isn't the big deal you think it might be, its the continual "greyness" and darkness of it all.
The good news is that after you lived here about 5 years you begin to not notice the rain as much, nor the grey. It takes a really bad month for me to come to consciousness about our "winter" weather and say to myself, it really has rained a lot recently.
But even in the worst of it we have our sunny moments and about a week and a half ago we had a beautiful day of sun and folks were out sailing. In fact, this Sunday which was no great shakes of good weather, I saw some sailboats returning from weekend cruising.
They may have better weather in California
, but we have the islands, fjords, wonderful coastal areas, the "inside passage", Desolation sound, and a host of great nooks and crannies. How many times can you sail to Catalina Island
and think it is great fun?