Hello summer! The first day of the season is the longest day of the year in Canada and the sun doesn't set until after 11:00 p.m. in some places in the country. That's a long time to bask in the sunlight.\nSummer officially arrives at 5:44 p.m. ET on June 20.\nThat's when the earth is at the point in its orbit where the north pole is at its maximum tilt toward the sun which results in the longest day and shortest night.\nSo, this day has the greatest period of sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere.\nWith the longest day of the year comes really late sunsets.\nThe more north you go, the later it is.\nYellowknife is the major city in Canada with the latest sunset and longest day. The sun rose at 3:39 a.m. this morning and will set at 11:38 p.m.\nThat's a whopping 19 hours and 59 minutes of sunlight.\nIn Whitehorse, the sunset is at 11:36 p.m. but there are only just over 19 hours of sunlight, nowhere close to Yellowknife's almost 20 hours.\nIqaluit has an earlier sunset time at 11:00 p.m. but a longer day than the capitals of the other two territories.\nThat's because the sun rose at 2:11 a.m. this morning.\nView this post on Instagram The sun sets along the Mackenzie River (and makes us long for warm summer nights). . 📷 @heartworkbybabs . #spectacularnwt #stayhome #northwestterritories #northof60 #canada #optoutside #mackenzieriver #river #sunset A post shared by spectacularnwt (@spectacularnwt) on May 7, 2020 at 1:46pm PDT\nIn Edmonton, the sun sets at 10:07 p.m. today, almost 15 minutes later than Calgary because it's more northern.\nAfter Alberta's capital, no other major city in the country has a sunset after 10:00 p.m.\nThe sun dips down below the horizon in Winnipeg at 9:40 p.m. on this first day of summer.\nThen it's Vancouver which says goodbye to the sun at 9:21 p.m.\nFredericton has the latest sunset in Atlantic Canada just a minute earlier than Vancouver.\nThen it's Regina at 9:13 p.m.\nView this post on Instagram Sunset québécois 📍 Jolie sunset de @photography_b.c.e . . . . #quebec #quebeccity #quebecoriginal #igersquebec #sunsetquebec #sea #sunsetsdailleurs #sunsetgram #travelquebec #canadasworld #villedequébec #landscape #montrealcity #etatsunis #lesfrançaisvoyagent #repost #sunset_pics #sunsetcanada #travelcanada #igerscanada A post shared by Sunsets d'ailleurs (@sunsetsdailleurs) on May 12, 2020 at 2:58am PDT\nCharlottetown, Halifax, Toronto and St. John's all have sunsets today less than 10 minutes before 9:00 p.m.\nMontreal is the major city in Canada with the earliest sunset.\nAt just 8:46 p.m. the sun sinks down.\nEven though it's the first day of summer and there are heat warnings in some parts of the country, it still feels winter-ish in other places.\nNewfoundland actually has frost advisories in place because the temperatures overnight will be close to zero.