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 05:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
UTC -07:00 PDT Victoria City 05:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
UTC -06:00 CST Saskatoon 06:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
UTC -06:00 MDT Calgary 06:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
UTC -05:00 CDT Winnipeg 07:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
UTC -04:00 EDT Toronto 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
UTC -03:00 ADT Halifax 09:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
UTC -02:30 NDT St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 10:01 Mon, 2019-10-21

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 05:31 Mon, 2019-10-21

PDT (UTC -07:00)

City Time
Victoria City 05:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Vancouver 05:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Surrey 05:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Burnaby 05:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Richmond 05:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Abbotsford 05:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Coquitlam 05:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Kelowna 05:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Saanich 05:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
City Time
Kamloops 05:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Nanaimo 05:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Victoria 05:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Dawson Creek 05:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Whitehorse, Yukon 05:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Fort Nelson 05:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Dawson City 05:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Okanagan Valley 05:31 Mon, 2019-10-21

CST (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Saskatoon 06:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Regina 06:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
City Time
Swift Current 06:31 Mon, 2019-10-21

MDT (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Calgary 06:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Edmonton 06:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Yellowknife 06:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Banff town 06:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
City Time
Cambridge Bay 06:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Inuvik 06:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Red Deer 06:31 Mon, 2019-10-21

CDT (UTC -05:00)

City Time
Winnipeg 07:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Atikokan 07:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
City Time
Rankin Inlet 07:31 Mon, 2019-10-21

EDT (UTC -04:00)

City Time
Toronto 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Montreal 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Ottawa 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Quebec City 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Mississauga 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Brampton 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Hamilton 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Laval 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
London 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Markham 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Vaughan 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Gatineau 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Longueuil 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Kitchener 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Windsor 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Richmond Hill 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Oakville 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
City Time
Burlington 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Sherbrooke 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Oshawa 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Saguenay 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Barrie 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
St. Catharines 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Trois-Rivières 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Cambridge 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Kingston 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Whitby 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Guelph 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Ajax 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Thunder Bay 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Chatham-Kent 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Gaspé 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Iqaluit 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Pangnirtung 08:31 Mon, 2019-10-21

ADT (UTC -03:00)

City Time
Halifax 09:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Cape Breton Regional Municipality 09:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Saint John 09:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Moncton 09:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
City Time
Fredericton 09:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Glace Bay 09:31 Mon, 2019-10-21
Goose Bay 09:31 Mon, 2019-10-21

NDT (UTC -02:30)

City Time
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 10:01 Mon, 2019-10-21
St. John's 10:01 Mon, 2019-10-21
City Time
Blanc-Sablon 10:01 Mon, 2019-10-21