This is your official bi-annual reminder to reset your clocks!
Daylight Saving Time will come to an end in BC on Sunday, November 3rd at 2 a.m., reverting the time back by one hour to 1 a.m.
While the time on your electronic devices will probably reset automatically, those manual watches and clocks will need to be turned back by hand.
In Canada, DST traditionally starts on the second Sunday of March and the first Sunday of November.
The country has observed Daylight Saving Time for over a century now, starting in 1908 – however not all parts of Canada change their clocks twice a year.
While British Columbia does observe DST, parts of the province do not, including Chetwynd, Creston, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, and Fort St. John.
Last time ever?
However this could be the last year that BC observes the time change, after a whopping 93% of people responding to a provincial survey on the subject spoke in favour of making a permanent switch to Daylight Saving Time.
The people of British Columbia have spoken and their collective voice has come through loudly and clearly,” said Premier John Horgan in a statement at the time.
“This engagement has done exactly as we hoped it would in providing clarity about a preferred direction. The insights generated will be relied upon as we make a final decision about how to move forward.”
The results of this survey will be considered alongside decisions made by other jurisdictions in Canada and the western United States.
In 2018, delegates of the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) also approved a proposal to discontinue the bi-annual time change that comes with Daylight Saving Time.
Instead, they made an argument for establishing a permanent time zone across the province, stating that “daylight saving time no longer serves a vital function in today’s connected economy”.