Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Historic Climate Data

Sources of historic climate data that can be used to establish baseline climate conditions for vulnerability risk assessments.

Organization Resource
CLIMDEX Datasets for Indices of Climate Extremes
These CLIMDEX datasets are aimed at researchers who are interested in assessing global and regional variability and trends in climatic extremes or who wish to assess global climate model output.
Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals
The Climate Normals, Averages, and Extremes database contains climate normals and averages based on Canadian climate stations with at least 15 years of data between 1981 and 2010.

The Engineering Climate Datasets page contains Intensity-Duration-Frequency files, Canadian Weather Energy and Engineering Datasets, and Canadian Weather Year for Energy datasets.

The Historical Climate Data page allows users to access and download hourly, daily or monthly historic data from stations across Canada.
The Government of British Columbia DataBC provides easy access to a wide range of data, applications, and geographic services. DataBC contains a range of data, including climate data.
Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium BC Station Data
The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium's BC Station Data page provides access to observations of weather and climate variables, such as temperature and rainfall amounts, for BC from the Provincial Climate Data Set.

The High-Resolution PRISM Climatology page contains gridded, 30 arc-second (roughly 800 metre) temperature and precipitation climatologies for the 1971–2000 normal period for land-surface areas of BC.

Seasonal Maps
The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium provides a page which has seasonal maps of average temperature and total precipitation departures from the 30 year climatology at observational weather stations.