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 20:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
UTC -07:00 PDT Victoria City 20:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
UTC -06:00 CST Saskatoon 21:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
UTC -06:00 MDT Calgary 21:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
UTC -05:00 CDT Winnipeg 22:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
UTC -04:00 EDT Toronto 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
UTC -03:00 ADT Halifax 00:37 Mon, 2018-06-18
UTC -02:30 NDT St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 01:07 Mon, 2018-06-18

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 20:37 Sun, 2018-06-17

PDT (UTC -07:00)

City Time
Victoria City 20:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Vancouver 20:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Surrey 20:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Burnaby 20:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Richmond 20:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Abbotsford 20:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Coquitlam 20:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Kelowna 20:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Saanich 20:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
City Time
Kamloops 20:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Nanaimo 20:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Victoria 20:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Dawson Creek 20:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Whitehorse, Yukon 20:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Fort Nelson 20:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Dawson City 20:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Okanagan Valley 20:37 Sun, 2018-06-17

CST (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Saskatoon 21:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Regina 21:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
City Time
Swift Current 21:37 Sun, 2018-06-17

MDT (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Calgary 21:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Edmonton 21:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Yellowknife 21:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Banff town 21:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
City Time
Cambridge Bay 21:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Inuvik 21:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Red Deer 21:37 Sun, 2018-06-17

CDT (UTC -05:00)

City Time
Winnipeg 22:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Atikokan 22:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
City Time
Rankin Inlet 22:37 Sun, 2018-06-17

EDT (UTC -04:00)

City Time
Toronto 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Montreal 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Ottawa 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Quebec City 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Mississauga 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Brampton 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Hamilton 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Laval 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
London 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Markham 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Vaughan 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Gatineau 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Longueuil 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Kitchener 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Windsor 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Richmond Hill 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Oakville 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
City Time
Burlington 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Sherbrooke 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Oshawa 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Saguenay 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Barrie 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
St. Catharines 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Trois-Rivières 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Cambridge 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Kingston 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Whitby 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Guelph 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Ajax 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Thunder Bay 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Chatham-Kent 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Gaspé 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Iqaluit 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17
Pangnirtung 23:37 Sun, 2018-06-17

ADT (UTC -03:00)

City Time
Halifax 00:37 Mon, 2018-06-18
Cape Breton Regional Municipality 00:37 Mon, 2018-06-18
Saint John 00:37 Mon, 2018-06-18
Moncton 00:37 Mon, 2018-06-18
City Time
Fredericton 00:37 Mon, 2018-06-18
Glace Bay 00:37 Mon, 2018-06-18
Goose Bay 00:37 Mon, 2018-06-18

NDT (UTC -02:30)

City Time
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 01:07 Mon, 2018-06-18
St. John's 01:07 Mon, 2018-06-18
City Time
Blanc-Sablon 01:07 Mon, 2018-06-18