I'm thinking about meeting a friend in Vancouver from October 19th-23rd. I hear it's rainy around that time, but how bad is it? Is it like a cold, miserable, all day downpour kind of thing? The ticket wouldn't cost me much, so I'm debating whether going then is worth the gamble. I'm used to NY weather, if that helps at all.
Also, I've never been and this is a spur of the moment invitation, so any recs on what to do if I go would be appreciated!