I'm preparing a trip to British Columbia (Kootenays area) in early August, and since I like to organise my days in detail (all the way from getting up to going to bed) in order to get the most out of my time, I'd like to have a heads-up on general routines so as not to go against the grain (I had a bad experience with this in Spain and the UK when I first started travelling).
It gets pointless when you plan a slightly late dinner-time in order to enjoy daylight hours and then discover restaurants are getting ready to close down in half an hour.
I'm from Portugal and I already know meals are fairly different.
Heavy lunch at about 12-1 pm and relatively heavy dinner at about 8 pm.
Light lunch at about 12 and relatively heavy dinner at about 6-7 pm.
But since sunrise and sunset times are way different, I'd like to have a general feeling about the usual times people get up and call it a day.
Sunrise at 6.30 am, most people get up at about 7 am (8-9 am weekends) (1)
sunset at 9 pm, most people go to bed at about 11-12 pm (about 10 pm for children).
Sunrise at 5.30am. Does that mean folks get up at about 6 am? Sunset at 8 pm, similar to the UK. Does the evening tend to end early?
(1) Daylight hours change throughout the year, but most people get up about half an hour before or after sunrise (depending if it's winter or summer); going to bed seems to be little affected by sunset times, unlike getting up.