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 (2020 ~ 2021)

Year Date Type
2020 2020-3-8 Start of DST
2020-11-1 End of DST

Time zones currently being used in Canada

Canada is currently using 6 time zones PST MST CST EST AST NST

Offset Time Zone Example City Current Time
UTC -08:00 PST Victoria City 15:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
UTC -07:00 MST Calgary 16:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
UTC -06:00 CST Winnipeg 17:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
UTC -05:00 EST Toronto 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
UTC -04:00 AST Halifax 19:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
UTC -03:30 NST St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 20:27 Fri, 2020-01-17

Time zones to be used in Canada

Offset Time Zone Commences
UTC -07:00 PDT 2020-03-08
UTC -06:00 MDT 2020-03-08
UTC -05:00 CDT 2020-03-08
UTC -04:00 EDT 2020-03-08
UTC -03:00 ADT 2020-03-08
UTC -02:30 NDT 2020-03-08

Time of Cities in Canada

PST (UTC -08:00)

City Time
Victoria City 15:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Vancouver 15:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Surrey 15:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Burnaby 15:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Richmond 15:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Abbotsford 15:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Coquitlam 15:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Kelowna 15:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Saanich 15:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
City Time
Kamloops 15:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Nanaimo 15:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Victoria 15:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Dawson Creek 15:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Whitehorse, Yukon 15:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Fort Nelson 15:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Dawson City 15:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Okanagan Valley 15:57 Fri, 2020-01-17

MST (UTC -07:00)

City Time
Calgary 16:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Edmonton 16:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Yellowknife 16:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Banff town 16:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
City Time
Creston 16:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Cambridge Bay 16:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Inuvik 16:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Red Deer 16:57 Fri, 2020-01-17

CST (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Winnipeg 17:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Saskatoon 17:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Regina 17:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
City Time
Swift Current 17:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Atikokan 17:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Rankin Inlet 17:57 Fri, 2020-01-17

EST (UTC -05:00)

City Time
Toronto 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Montreal 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Ottawa 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Quebec City 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Mississauga 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Brampton 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Hamilton 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Laval 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
London 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Markham 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Vaughan 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Gatineau 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Longueuil 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Kitchener 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Windsor 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Richmond Hill 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Oakville 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
City Time
Burlington 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Sherbrooke 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Oshawa 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Saguenay 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Barrie 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
St. Catharines 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Trois-Rivières 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Cambridge 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Kingston 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Whitby 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Guelph 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Ajax 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Thunder Bay 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Chatham-Kent 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Gaspé 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Iqaluit 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Pangnirtung 18:57 Fri, 2020-01-17

AST (UTC -04:00)

City Time
Halifax 19:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Cape Breton Regional Municipality 19:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Saint John 19:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Moncton 19:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
City Time
Fredericton 19:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Glace Bay 19:57 Fri, 2020-01-17
Goose Bay 19:57 Fri, 2020-01-17

NST (UTC -03:30)

City Time
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 20:27 Fri, 2020-01-17
St. John's 20:27 Fri, 2020-01-17
City Time
Blanc-Sablon 20:27 Fri, 2020-01-17