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Daylight Savings and Post-Work Rock Sessions to Start

Climbers across Canada will get an extra hour of sending light in the evening starting March 8

Daylight saving time is the practice by most provinces in Canada of advancing clocks during warmer months so that darkness falls later each day. This year, the clocks spring ahead at 3 a.m. on March 8.

That extra hour of sunlight in the evening is perfect for climbers hoping to get an early start on their post-work rock climbing sessions. Below are the sunset times for March 8 at all 14 of Canada’s capital cities and some major climbing hubs, so if you’re close to a crag, it might be time to start lining up some partners. We gain about two minutes of sunlight each day until the summer solstice.

Sunset Times March 8
Ottawa, Canada – 7 p.m.
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – 6:57 p.m.
Halifax, Nova Scotia – 7:12 p.m.
Fredericton, New Brunswick – 7:24 p.m.
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – 7:09 p.m.
Québec, Quebec – 6:41 p.m.
Montreal, Quebec – 6:52 p.m.
Toronto, Ontario – 7:16 p.m.
Thunder Bay, Ontario – 7:53 p.m.
Winnipeg, Manitoba – 7:23 p.m.
Regina, Saskatchewan – 6:53 p.m.
Edmonton, Alberta – 7:26 p.m.
Canmore, Alberta – 7:35 p.m.
Jasper, Alberta – 7:45 p.m.
Penticton, B.C. – 6:53 p.m.
Victoria, B.C. – 7:09 p.m.
Squamish, Alberta – 7:08 p.m.
Iqaluit, Nunavut – 6:16 p.m.
Yellowknife, N.W.T. – 7:22 p.m.
Whitehorse, Yukon – 7:46 p.m.