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 8 time zones MST PDT CST MDT CDT EDT ADT NDT

Offset Time Zone Example City Current Time
UTC -07:00 MST Creston 13:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
UTC -07:00 PDT Victoria City 13:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
UTC -06:00 CST Saskatoon 14:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
UTC -06:00 MDT Calgary 14:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
UTC -05:00 CDT Winnipeg 15:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
UTC -04:00 EDT Toronto 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
UTC -03:00 ADT Halifax 17:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
UTC -02:30 NDT St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 17:39 Wed, 2019-06-26

Time zones to be used in Canada

Offset Time Zone Commences
UTC -08:00 PST 2019-11-03
UTC -07:00 MST 2019-11-03
UTC -06:00 CST 2019-11-03
UTC -05:00 EST 2019-11-03
UTC -04:00 AST 2019-11-03
UTC -03:30 NST 2019-11-03

Time of Cities in Canada

MST (UTC -07:00)

City Time
Creston 13:09 Wed, 2019-06-26

PDT (UTC -07:00)

City Time
Victoria City 13:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Vancouver 13:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Surrey 13:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Burnaby 13:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Richmond 13:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Abbotsford 13:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Coquitlam 13:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Kelowna 13:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Saanich 13:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
City Time
Kamloops 13:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Nanaimo 13:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Victoria 13:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Dawson Creek 13:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Whitehorse, Yukon 13:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Fort Nelson 13:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Dawson City 13:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Okanagan Valley 13:09 Wed, 2019-06-26

CST (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Saskatoon 14:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Regina 14:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
City Time
Swift Current 14:09 Wed, 2019-06-26

MDT (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Calgary 14:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Edmonton 14:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Yellowknife 14:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Banff town 14:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
City Time
Cambridge Bay 14:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Inuvik 14:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Red Deer 14:09 Wed, 2019-06-26

CDT (UTC -05:00)

City Time
Winnipeg 15:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Atikokan 15:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
City Time
Rankin Inlet 15:09 Wed, 2019-06-26

EDT (UTC -04:00)

City Time
Toronto 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Montreal 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Ottawa 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Quebec City 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Mississauga 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Brampton 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Hamilton 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Laval 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
London 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Markham 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Vaughan 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Gatineau 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Longueuil 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Kitchener 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Windsor 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Richmond Hill 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Oakville 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
City Time
Burlington 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Sherbrooke 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Oshawa 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Saguenay 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Barrie 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
St. Catharines 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Trois-Rivières 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Cambridge 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Kingston 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Whitby 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Guelph 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Ajax 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Thunder Bay 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Chatham-Kent 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Gaspé 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Iqaluit 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Pangnirtung 16:09 Wed, 2019-06-26

ADT (UTC -03:00)

City Time
Halifax 17:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Cape Breton Regional Municipality 17:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Saint John 17:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Moncton 17:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
City Time
Fredericton 17:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Glace Bay 17:09 Wed, 2019-06-26
Goose Bay 17:09 Wed, 2019-06-26

NDT (UTC -02:30)

City Time
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 17:39 Wed, 2019-06-26
St. John's 17:39 Wed, 2019-06-26
City Time
Blanc-Sablon 17:39 Wed, 2019-06-26