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 12:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
UTC -07:00 PDT Victoria City 12:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
UTC -06:00 CST Saskatoon 13:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
UTC -06:00 MDT Calgary 13:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
UTC -05:00 CDT Winnipeg 14:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
UTC -04:00 EDT Toronto 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
UTC -03:00 ADT Halifax 16:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
UTC -02:30 NDT St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 17:03 Thu, 2018-08-16

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 12:33 Thu, 2018-08-16

PDT (UTC -07:00)

City Time
Victoria City 12:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Vancouver 12:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Surrey 12:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Burnaby 12:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Richmond 12:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Abbotsford 12:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Coquitlam 12:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Kelowna 12:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Saanich 12:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
City Time
Kamloops 12:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Nanaimo 12:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Victoria 12:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Dawson Creek 12:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Whitehorse, Yukon 12:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Fort Nelson 12:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Dawson City 12:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Okanagan Valley 12:33 Thu, 2018-08-16

CST (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Saskatoon 13:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Regina 13:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
City Time
Swift Current 13:33 Thu, 2018-08-16

MDT (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Calgary 13:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Edmonton 13:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Yellowknife 13:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Banff town 13:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
City Time
Cambridge Bay 13:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Inuvik 13:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Red Deer 13:33 Thu, 2018-08-16

CDT (UTC -05:00)

City Time
Winnipeg 14:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Atikokan 14:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
City Time
Rankin Inlet 14:33 Thu, 2018-08-16

EDT (UTC -04:00)

City Time
Toronto 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Montreal 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Ottawa 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Quebec City 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Mississauga 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Brampton 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Hamilton 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Laval 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
London 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Markham 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Vaughan 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Gatineau 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Longueuil 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Kitchener 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Windsor 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Richmond Hill 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Oakville 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
City Time
Burlington 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Sherbrooke 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Oshawa 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Saguenay 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Barrie 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
St. Catharines 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Trois-Rivières 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Cambridge 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Kingston 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Whitby 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Guelph 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Ajax 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Thunder Bay 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Chatham-Kent 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Gaspé 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Iqaluit 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Pangnirtung 15:33 Thu, 2018-08-16

ADT (UTC -03:00)

City Time
Halifax 16:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Cape Breton Regional Municipality 16:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Saint John 16:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Moncton 16:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
City Time
Fredericton 16:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Glace Bay 16:33 Thu, 2018-08-16
Goose Bay 16:33 Thu, 2018-08-16

NDT (UTC -02:30)

City Time
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 17:03 Thu, 2018-08-16
St. John's 17:03 Thu, 2018-08-16
City Time
Blanc-Sablon 17:03 Thu, 2018-08-16