I am looking for info on climate stats in the lower mainland. I am aware we are generally grouped as Zones 7-8. However, I know that West Vancouver by the water is more mild. Further in the lower mainland (ie. Coquitlam, New West, etc.) there is more snowfall and a higher wind chill. I would like to know how each city compares (ie. snowfall, wind, temperature, etc.). If anyone is wondering, I am debating if I can grow wind sensitive plants in North Vancouver in the ground. If not I was planning to find an alternate location . If anybody out there knows of any useful links for statistical data, I would definitely appreciate it!! Or better yet, if you live in North Vancouver (Capilano area) can you tell me how the climate there (ie. snow, wind) is? Do you advise growing in the ground for wind sensitive plants. Thanks in advance for anybody's advice!!