Those summer nights with the sun shining long into the evening hours have come to end and we're losing more light with each day that passes. On top of that, the time change is about to kick in and switch up the time when the sun rises and sets. Luckily, daylight savings time in Canada means sunsets are going to happen even earlier across the country.
For most of Canada, the clocks change twice a year in March and November when time springs forward and falls back, respectively. Even though we'll be gaining an hour of sleep in the early morning of November 3, we must remember the impact it has on the sunset.
"After the time change, it'll be a little lighter in the mornings, and the sun will seem to set earlier, giving us a little less daylight in the evening," said The Weather Network.
So it might be light when you wake up in the morning but the evenings are going to be pretty dark.
According to the Time and Date website, the earliest the sun will set in Canada is way too early. The sunset in Iqaluit will be at 3:13 p.m. when daylight savings time ends this weekend.
Canadians in other parts of the country should be thanking their lucky stars that they get one and even two extra hours of sun a day than people in Iqaluit.
Up in Yellowknife, sunset will be at 4:24 p.m. Though that certainly isn't ideal, it isn't terrible in comparison to Iqaluit. As for Eastern Canada, sunset in Montreal will be at 4:38 p.m. local time.
Sunset in St. John's will happen at 4:40 p.m. once the clocks fall back.
In Vancouver, where the province is set to get rid of time changes permanently, the sun will set at 4:47 p.m.
In both Charlottetown and Whitehorse, the sunset will be at 4:55 p.m. local time when daylight savings time ends.
In Halifax and Winnipeg, the sun will set at 5:00 p.m. and 5:02 p.m. respectively.
Toronto will see the sun go down at 5:05 p.m. and sunset will be at 5:07 p.m. in Calgary.
The sun sets at 5:10 p.m. in Fredericton which is the latest in Atlantic Canada.
The sun dips below the horizon in Saskatoon at the latest time in all of Canada. The exact time of the sunset is 5:30 p.m. which remains unchanged when daylight savings time ends because most of Saskatchewan doesn't observe time changes either officially or unofficially.
The days will keep getting shorter and sunsets will keep getting earlier well into December. So whenever there's a full day of sunshine or the sun manages to break through the clouds, take advantage of it because it will keep setting earlier and earlier.
Here's a compact list of sunset times in Canada:
- Iqaluit, 3:13 p.m.
- Yellowknife, 4:24 p.m.
- Montreal, 4:38 p.m.
- St. John's, 4:40 p.m.
- Vancouver, 4:47 p.m.
- Charlottetown, 4:55 p.m.
- Whitehorse, 4:55 p.m.
- Halifax, 5:00 p.m.
- Winnipeg, 5:02 p.m.
- Toronto, 5:05 p.m.
- Calgary, 5:07 p.m.
- Fredericton, 5:10 p.m.
- Saskatoon, 5:30 p.m.