Hey Bcool. I haven't heard if North Van has had any frost yet but you're right, the upper areas do start to get it in early October. My avatar is a picture of our beloved Burmese cat who unfortunately is no longer with us.
I see you're on the Island - which part? I grew up in Victoria.
That was one of the most uncanniest things I've had happen in my life. I think it was the same guy, from what I could remember about the same stature, same demeanor, but I guess I'll never know for sure.