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 6 time zones PST MST CST EST AST NST

Offset Time Zone Example City Current Time
UTC -08:00 PST Victoria City 04:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
UTC -07:00 MST Calgary 05:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
UTC -06:00 CST Winnipeg 06:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
UTC -05:00 EST Toronto 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
UTC -04:00 AST Halifax 08:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
UTC -03:30 NST St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 08:33 Mon, 2018-12-17

Time zones to be used in Canada

Offset Time Zone Commences
UTC -07:00 PDT 2019-03-10
UTC -06:00 MDT 2019-03-10
UTC -05:00 CDT 2019-03-10
UTC -04:00 EDT 2019-03-10
UTC -03:00 ADT 2019-03-10
UTC -02:30 NDT 2019-03-10

Time of Cities in Canada

PST (UTC -08:00)

City Time
Victoria City 04:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Vancouver 04:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Surrey 04:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Burnaby 04:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Richmond 04:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Abbotsford 04:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Coquitlam 04:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Kelowna 04:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Saanich 04:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
City Time
Kamloops 04:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Nanaimo 04:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Victoria 04:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Dawson Creek 04:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Whitehorse, Yukon 04:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Fort Nelson 04:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Dawson City 04:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Okanagan Valley 04:03 Mon, 2018-12-17

MST (UTC -07:00)

City Time
Calgary 05:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Edmonton 05:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Yellowknife 05:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Banff town 05:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
City Time
Creston 05:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Cambridge Bay 05:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Inuvik 05:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Red Deer 05:03 Mon, 2018-12-17

CST (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Winnipeg 06:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Saskatoon 06:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Regina 06:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
City Time
Swift Current 06:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Atikokan 06:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Rankin Inlet 06:03 Mon, 2018-12-17

EST (UTC -05:00)

City Time
Toronto 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Montreal 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Ottawa 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Quebec City 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Mississauga 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Brampton 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Hamilton 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Laval 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
London 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Markham 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Vaughan 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Gatineau 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Longueuil 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Kitchener 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Windsor 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Richmond Hill 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Oakville 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
City Time
Burlington 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Sherbrooke 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Oshawa 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Saguenay 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Barrie 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
St. Catharines 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Trois-Rivières 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Cambridge 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Kingston 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Whitby 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Guelph 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Ajax 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Thunder Bay 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Chatham-Kent 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Gaspé 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Iqaluit 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Pangnirtung 07:03 Mon, 2018-12-17

AST (UTC -04:00)

City Time
Halifax 08:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Cape Breton Regional Municipality 08:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Saint John 08:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Moncton 08:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
City Time
Fredericton 08:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Glace Bay 08:03 Mon, 2018-12-17
Goose Bay 08:03 Mon, 2018-12-17

NST (UTC -03:30)

City Time
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 08:33 Mon, 2018-12-17
St. John's 08:33 Mon, 2018-12-17
City Time
Blanc-Sablon 08:33 Mon, 2018-12-17