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The Vancouver Time Zone

Vancouver time is more dependent on whom you’re talking to and why you’re here!

For example, if you’re here in Vancouver on business then it is the time which is eight hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

If you’re from the city, time is not a big issue at all because we’re more laid back when it comes to doing business or getting things done as compared to say Toronto or New York or Los Angeles.

Quite often, you’ll hear people remark if somebody’s late for a meeting or an appointment that this person must be on "Vancouver time".

This means that during the winter in Vancouver or Vancouver winter, its dark here by five o’clock so most people will consider that night and they’ll be in for the evening unless you’re going to one of the night clubs, the Vancouver opera, a movie or night skiing on the local ski hills something like this.

Where in the middle of the summer in Vancouver, dusk doesn’t come until 9:30, 10:00 p.m. and that’s when the night begins according to local time.

Before dusk is also a great time to go walk the seawall in Stanley Park after a long day of sightseeing or daytrips in and around the city or to walk off your mean from one of the many places to dine in the city before going back to your hotel.

Vancouver is on the West Coast of North America and there are so many different time zone changes...

If you have to make phone calls or do business in Vancouver as well as with say, England or New York or Toronto even, because they’re ahead of us you have to get up early in the morning or stay up late at night to be able to contact them during their business hours.

In some cases, this might mean an early (or late) trip to one of the 24 hour Vancouver café’s for an extra strong latte!

Simply because Vancouver time is so far behind to some but “on-time to us!’.

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