It’s the most wonderful time of the year yet again: Daylight Saving Time (DST).
The practice kicks in yet again across B.C. and beyond, with clocks moving forward one hour as of 2 a.m. on March 14, 2021.
Originally begun around the Industrial Revolution, DST was widely adapted in Canada by 1918.
In B.C., there are two exceptions to the practice: part of the Peace River Regional District does not observe DST, including Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Chetwynd, and in East Kootenay, the region is on Mountain Time and observes DST, matching its time zone to Calgary. This latter region includes Golden, Invermere, Cranbrook and Fernie.
There have been repeated discussions around abolishing Daylight Saving Time in the province, though with important U.S. economic partners like California continuing the practice, these efforts have so far stalled out.
In 2019, a survey showed massive widespread support for putting the province on permanent DST.
For now though, come this Sunday, prepare yourselves to Spring Forward yet again.