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 6 time zones PST MST CST EST AST NST

Offset Time Zone Example City Current Time
UTC -08:00 PST Victoria City 16:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
UTC -07:00 MST Calgary 17:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
UTC -06:00 CST Winnipeg 18:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
UTC -05:00 EST Toronto 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
UTC -04:00 AST Halifax 20:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
UTC -03:30 NST St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 20:55 Thu, 2021-12-02

Time zones to be used in Canada

Offset Time Zone Commences
UTC -07:00 PDT 2022-03-13
UTC -06:00 MDT 2022-03-13
UTC -05:00 CDT 2022-03-13
UTC -04:00 EDT 2022-03-13
UTC -03:00 ADT 2022-03-13
UTC -02:30 NDT 2022-03-13

Time of Cities in Canada

PST (UTC -08:00)

City Time
Victoria City 16:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Vancouver 16:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Surrey 16:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Burnaby 16:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Richmond 16:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Abbotsford 16:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Coquitlam 16:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Kelowna 16:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Saanich 16:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
City Time
Kamloops 16:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Nanaimo 16:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Victoria 16:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Dawson Creek 16:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Whitehorse, Yukon 16:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Fort Nelson 16:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Dawson City 16:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Okanagan Valley 16:25 Thu, 2021-12-02

MST (UTC -07:00)

City Time
Calgary 17:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Edmonton 17:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Yellowknife 17:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Banff town 17:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
City Time
Creston 17:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Cambridge Bay 17:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Inuvik 17:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Red Deer 17:25 Thu, 2021-12-02

CST (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Winnipeg 18:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Saskatoon 18:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Regina 18:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
City Time
Swift Current 18:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Atikokan 18:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Rankin Inlet 18:25 Thu, 2021-12-02

EST (UTC -05:00)

City Time
Toronto 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Montreal 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Ottawa 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Quebec City 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Mississauga 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Brampton 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Hamilton 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Laval 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
London 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Markham 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Vaughan 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Gatineau 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Longueuil 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Kitchener 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Windsor 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Richmond Hill 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Oakville 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
City Time
Burlington 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Sherbrooke 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Oshawa 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Saguenay 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Barrie 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
St. Catharines 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Trois-Rivières 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Cambridge 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Kingston 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Whitby 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Guelph 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Ajax 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Thunder Bay 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Chatham-Kent 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Gaspé 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Iqaluit 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Pangnirtung 19:25 Thu, 2021-12-02

AST (UTC -04:00)

City Time
Halifax 20:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Cape Breton Regional Municipality 20:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Saint John 20:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Moncton 20:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
City Time
Fredericton 20:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Glace Bay 20:25 Thu, 2021-12-02
Goose Bay 20:25 Thu, 2021-12-02

NST (UTC -03:30)

City Time
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 20:55 Thu, 2021-12-02
St. John's 20:55 Thu, 2021-12-02
City Time
Blanc-Sablon 20:55 Thu, 2021-12-02