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 (2019 ~ 2020)

Year Date Type
2019 2019-3-10 Start of DST
2019-11-3 End of DST
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 17:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
UTC -07:00 MST Calgary 18:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
UTC -06:00 CST Winnipeg 19:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
UTC -05:00 EST Toronto 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
UTC -04:00 AST Halifax 21:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
UTC -03:30 NST St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 21:48 Fri, 2019-02-15

Time zones to be used in Canada

Offset Time Zone Commences
UTC -07:00 PDT 2019-03-10
UTC -06:00 MDT 2019-03-10
UTC -05:00 CDT 2019-03-10
UTC -04:00 EDT 2019-03-10
UTC -03:00 ADT 2019-03-10
UTC -02:30 NDT 2019-03-10

Time of Cities in Canada

PST (UTC -08:00)

City Time
Victoria City 17:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Vancouver 17:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Surrey 17:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Burnaby 17:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Richmond 17:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Abbotsford 17:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Coquitlam 17:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Kelowna 17:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Saanich 17:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
City Time
Kamloops 17:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Nanaimo 17:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Victoria 17:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Dawson Creek 17:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Whitehorse, Yukon 17:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Fort Nelson 17:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Dawson City 17:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Okanagan Valley 17:18 Fri, 2019-02-15

MST (UTC -07:00)

City Time
Calgary 18:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Edmonton 18:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Yellowknife 18:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Banff town 18:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
City Time
Creston 18:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Cambridge Bay 18:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Inuvik 18:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Red Deer 18:18 Fri, 2019-02-15

CST (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Winnipeg 19:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Saskatoon 19:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Regina 19:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
City Time
Swift Current 19:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Atikokan 19:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Rankin Inlet 19:18 Fri, 2019-02-15

EST (UTC -05:00)

City Time
Toronto 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Montreal 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Ottawa 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Quebec City 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Mississauga 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Brampton 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Hamilton 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Laval 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
London 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Markham 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Vaughan 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Gatineau 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Longueuil 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Kitchener 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Windsor 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Richmond Hill 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Oakville 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
City Time
Burlington 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Sherbrooke 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Oshawa 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Saguenay 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Barrie 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
St. Catharines 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Trois-Rivières 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Cambridge 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Kingston 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Whitby 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Guelph 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Ajax 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Thunder Bay 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Chatham-Kent 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Gaspé 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Iqaluit 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Pangnirtung 20:18 Fri, 2019-02-15

AST (UTC -04:00)

City Time
Halifax 21:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Cape Breton Regional Municipality 21:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Saint John 21:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Moncton 21:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
City Time
Fredericton 21:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Glace Bay 21:18 Fri, 2019-02-15
Goose Bay 21:18 Fri, 2019-02-15

NST (UTC -03:30)

City Time
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 21:48 Fri, 2019-02-15
St. John's 21:48 Fri, 2019-02-15
City Time
Blanc-Sablon 21:48 Fri, 2019-02-15