Daylight Saving Time

What was this engagement about?

British Columbians were invited to share their views on how we should observe time in our province. Most areas of B.C. currently “spring forward” into Daylight Saving Time during summer months and “fall back” to Standard Time in the winter.

The following choices were considered:

  1. B.C. continues the practice of changing our clocks bi-annually; or
  2. B.C. adopts year-round observance of Daylight Saving Time.

Legislators in California, Oregon and Washington have proposed bills to end the bi-annual time change and institute Daylight Saving Time year-round. Premier John Horgan has reached out to the Governors of Washington, Oregon and California, as well as the Premier of Yukon, to inform the discussion here in BC.


How will my contribution make a difference?

Feedback collected through this engagement will be weighed alongside decisions adopted by neighbouring jurisdictions to help government determine the best course of action for B.C.

A final decision is expected to be announced in the fall of 2019.


Details of the Engagement:

Date: June 24 to July 19, 2019

Status: Closed

Location: Province-wide

Category: Government

Types: Online, Email

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