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Daylight Savings Time in 2021 starts Sunday March 14

Spring forward again this year.

Thursday March 11, 2021 | VICTORIA, BC

by Mary P Brooke, Editor | Island Social Trends

Daylight Savings Time starts in 2021 this coming weekend. On Sunday March 14 the convention is to turn clocks forward one hour. That’s at 2 a.m.

You will see automated clocks on computers and phones move forward one hour.

If you have some old clocks in your world — such as on ovens, traditional alarm clocks, or in an older car — you will need to manually adjust the time forward by one hour.

Aiming for more daylight:

Sunrise and sunset will come about one hour later on March 14 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.

There will be less time for sleep that day but more daylight hours for activity through spring, summer and early fall.

The idea is have more daylight for outdoor activities in recreation, sports and family activities.

Some jurisdictions don’t change:

DST is observed in most parts of Canada and the US. In our geographical region, Yukon will stay permanently on DST. Saskatchewan mostly stays on Standard time year round.

daylight savings time, Canada, BC
Summer Time Zones in Canada [National Research Council]

In BC, the government has been looking at this province staying permanently on DST but due to the overload of pandemic management this project did not continue to receive attention in 2020 or this year so far.

Fall back in November:

Reverting back to Standard Time in BC will come on Sunday November 7, 2021 at 2 am.

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Daylight Savings Time in 2020 (BC angle): by Island Social Trends, March 2020

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