CAR 401.05(2)(b) outlines the currency requirements for your night rating:
(b) where a passenger other than a flight test examiner designated by the Minister is carried on board the aircraft, has completed, within the six months preceding the flight,
(i) in the case of an aircraft other than a glider or a balloon, in the same category and class of aircraft as the aircraft, or in a Level B, C or D simulator of the same category and class as the aircraft, at least
(B) five night take-offs and five night landings, if the flight is conducted wholly or partly by night,
In other words. If you want to maintain your night rating, you must perform 5 take-offs and landings at night within the past six months.
The last time I performed a night flight was in November. So in order to be good for another six months (and the summer!) I needed to do at least 5 take-offs and landings. So that’s what I did.
Runway 03 was in use (one of the least used runways at the airport). I was able to squeeze in 5 take-offs and landings and one overshoot (thanks to a jet landing on 33) in about 30 minutes. One such landing was with the landing light off.
One of my issues (both during the day and night) is that I start the flare too high. I usually have to end up putting a little power to slow the descent rate a bit. So last night I was practicing starting the flare lower and once I set that flare attitude, to not adjust back pressure at all and let the airplane float on down. I think I got the hang of that last night.