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 09:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
UTC -07:00 PDT Victoria City 09:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
UTC -06:00 CST Saskatoon 10:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
UTC -06:00 MDT Calgary 10:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
UTC -05:00 CDT Winnipeg 11:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
UTC -04:00 EDT Toronto 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
UTC -03:00 ADT Halifax 13:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
UTC -02:30 NDT St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 13:32 Fri, 2018-04-20

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 09:02 Fri, 2018-04-20

PDT (UTC -07:00)

City Time
Victoria City 09:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Vancouver 09:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Surrey 09:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Burnaby 09:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Richmond 09:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Abbotsford 09:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Coquitlam 09:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Kelowna 09:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Saanich 09:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
City Time
Kamloops 09:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Nanaimo 09:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Victoria 09:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Dawson Creek 09:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Whitehorse, Yukon 09:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Fort Nelson 09:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Dawson City 09:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Okanagan Valley 09:02 Fri, 2018-04-20

CST (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Saskatoon 10:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Regina 10:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
City Time
Swift Current 10:02 Fri, 2018-04-20

MDT (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Calgary 10:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Edmonton 10:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Yellowknife 10:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Banff town 10:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
City Time
Cambridge Bay 10:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Inuvik 10:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Red Deer 10:02 Fri, 2018-04-20

CDT (UTC -05:00)

City Time
Winnipeg 11:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Atikokan 11:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
City Time
Rankin Inlet 11:02 Fri, 2018-04-20

EDT (UTC -04:00)

City Time
Toronto 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Montreal 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Ottawa 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Quebec City 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Mississauga 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Brampton 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Hamilton 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Laval 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
London 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Markham 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Vaughan 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Gatineau 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Longueuil 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Kitchener 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Windsor 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Richmond Hill 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Oakville 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
City Time
Burlington 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Sherbrooke 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Oshawa 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Saguenay 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Barrie 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
St. Catharines 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Trois-Rivières 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Cambridge 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Kingston 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Whitby 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Guelph 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Ajax 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Thunder Bay 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Chatham-Kent 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Gaspé 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Iqaluit 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Pangnirtung 12:02 Fri, 2018-04-20

ADT (UTC -03:00)

City Time
Halifax 13:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Cape Breton Regional Municipality 13:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Saint John 13:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Moncton 13:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
City Time
Fredericton 13:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Glace Bay 13:02 Fri, 2018-04-20
Goose Bay 13:02 Fri, 2018-04-20

NDT (UTC -02:30)

City Time
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 13:32 Fri, 2018-04-20
St. John's 13:32 Fri, 2018-04-20
City Time
Blanc-Sablon 13:32 Fri, 2018-04-20