Country: Canada

Capital: Ottawa

Introduction to time zones & DST in Canada

There are totally 6 time zones in Canada, most of which are similar with those in USA, including Eastern Standard TimeCentral Standard TimeMountain Standard TimePacific Standard Time. The other two are Atlantic Standard Time and Newfoundland Standard Time.

Starting in 2007, Canada follows the new North American standard for Daylight Saving Time, which begins on the second Sunday in March, and ends on the first Sunday of November. Take 2017 as an example, Canada observes DST on March 12th, and ends on November 5th.

It is worth noting that, some parts of Canada don't oberve Daylight Saving Time, including some areas of Québec, east of 63 degrees west longitude, most of Saskatchewan and Southampton Island.

Time zones currently being used in Canada

Canada is currently using 8 time zones MST PDT CST MDT CDT EDT ADT NDT

Offset Time Zone Example City Current Time
UTC -07:00 MST Creston 00:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
UTC -07:00 PDT Victoria City 00:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
UTC -06:00 CST Saskatoon 01:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
UTC -06:00 MDT Calgary 01:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
UTC -05:00 CDT Winnipeg 02:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
UTC -04:00 EDT Toronto 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
UTC -03:00 ADT Halifax 04:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
UTC -02:30 NDT St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 05:02 Mon, 2022-10-03

Time zones to be used in Canada

Offset Time Zone Commences
UTC -08:00 PST 2022-11-06
UTC -07:00 MST 2022-11-06
UTC -06:00 CST 2022-11-06
UTC -05:00 EST 2022-11-06
UTC -04:00 AST 2022-11-06
UTC -03:30 NST 2022-11-06

Time of Cities in Canada

MST (UTC -07:00)

City Time
Creston 00:32 Mon, 2022-10-03

PDT (UTC -07:00)

City Time
Victoria City 00:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Vancouver 00:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Surrey 00:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Burnaby 00:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Richmond 00:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Abbotsford 00:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Coquitlam 00:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Kelowna 00:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Saanich 00:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
City Time
Kamloops 00:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Nanaimo 00:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Victoria 00:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Dawson Creek 00:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Whitehorse, Yukon 00:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Fort Nelson 00:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Dawson City 00:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Okanagan Valley 00:32 Mon, 2022-10-03

CST (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Saskatoon 01:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Regina 01:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
City Time
Swift Current 01:32 Mon, 2022-10-03

MDT (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Calgary 01:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Edmonton 01:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Yellowknife 01:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Banff town 01:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
City Time
Cambridge Bay 01:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Inuvik 01:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Red Deer 01:32 Mon, 2022-10-03

CDT (UTC -05:00)

City Time
Winnipeg 02:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Atikokan 02:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
City Time
Rankin Inlet 02:32 Mon, 2022-10-03

EDT (UTC -04:00)

City Time
Toronto 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Montreal 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Ottawa 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Quebec City 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Mississauga 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Brampton 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Hamilton 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Laval 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
London 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Markham 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Vaughan 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Gatineau 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Longueuil 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Kitchener 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Windsor 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Richmond Hill 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Oakville 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
City Time
Burlington 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Sherbrooke 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Oshawa 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Saguenay 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Barrie 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
St. Catharines 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Trois-Rivières 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Cambridge 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Kingston 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Whitby 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Guelph 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Ajax 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Thunder Bay 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Chatham-Kent 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Gaspé 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Iqaluit 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Pangnirtung 03:32 Mon, 2022-10-03

ADT (UTC -03:00)

City Time
Halifax 04:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Cape Breton Regional Municipality 04:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Saint John 04:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Moncton 04:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
City Time
Fredericton 04:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Glace Bay 04:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Goose Bay 04:32 Mon, 2022-10-03

NDT (UTC -02:30)

City Time
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 05:02 Mon, 2022-10-03
St. John's 05:02 Mon, 2022-10-03
City Time
Blanc-Sablon 05:02 Mon, 2022-10-03