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.

DST periods of Canada (2018 ~ 2019)

Year Date Type
2018 2018-3-11 Start of DST
2018-11-4 End of DST
2019 2019-3-10 Start of DST
2019-11-3 End of DST

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 16:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
UTC -07:00 PDT Victoria City 16:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
UTC -06:00 CST Saskatoon 17:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
UTC -06:00 MDT Calgary 17:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
UTC -05:00 CDT Winnipeg 18:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
UTC -04:00 EDT Toronto 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
UTC -03:00 ADT Halifax 20:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
UTC -02:30 NDT St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 21:24 Fri, 2018-10-19

Time zones to be used in Canada

Offset Time Zone Commences
UTC -08:00 PST 2018-11-04
UTC -07:00 MST 2018-11-04
UTC -06:00 CST 2018-11-04
UTC -05:00 EST 2018-11-04
UTC -04:00 AST 2018-11-04
UTC -03:30 NST 2018-11-04

Time of Cities in Canada

MST (UTC -07:00)

City Time
Creston 16:54 Fri, 2018-10-19

PDT (UTC -07:00)

City Time
Victoria City 16:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Vancouver 16:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Surrey 16:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Burnaby 16:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Richmond 16:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Abbotsford 16:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Coquitlam 16:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Kelowna 16:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Saanich 16:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
City Time
Kamloops 16:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Nanaimo 16:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Victoria 16:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Dawson Creek 16:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Whitehorse, Yukon 16:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Fort Nelson 16:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Dawson City 16:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Okanagan Valley 16:54 Fri, 2018-10-19

CST (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Saskatoon 17:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Regina 17:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
City Time
Swift Current 17:54 Fri, 2018-10-19

MDT (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Calgary 17:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Edmonton 17:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Yellowknife 17:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Banff town 17:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
City Time
Cambridge Bay 17:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Inuvik 17:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Red Deer 17:54 Fri, 2018-10-19

CDT (UTC -05:00)

City Time
Winnipeg 18:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Atikokan 18:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
City Time
Rankin Inlet 18:54 Fri, 2018-10-19

EDT (UTC -04:00)

City Time
Toronto 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Montreal 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Ottawa 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Quebec City 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Mississauga 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Brampton 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Hamilton 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Laval 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
London 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Markham 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Vaughan 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Gatineau 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Longueuil 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Kitchener 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Windsor 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Richmond Hill 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Oakville 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
City Time
Burlington 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Sherbrooke 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Oshawa 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Saguenay 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Barrie 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
St. Catharines 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Trois-Rivières 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Cambridge 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Kingston 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Whitby 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Guelph 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Ajax 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Thunder Bay 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Chatham-Kent 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Gaspé 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Iqaluit 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Pangnirtung 19:54 Fri, 2018-10-19

ADT (UTC -03:00)

City Time
Halifax 20:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Cape Breton Regional Municipality 20:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Saint John 20:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Moncton 20:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
City Time
Fredericton 20:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Glace Bay 20:54 Fri, 2018-10-19
Goose Bay 20:54 Fri, 2018-10-19

NDT (UTC -02:30)

City Time
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 21:24 Fri, 2018-10-19
St. John's 21:24 Fri, 2018-10-19
City Time
Blanc-Sablon 21:24 Fri, 2018-10-19