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 (2020 ~ 2021)

Year Date Type
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 01:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
UTC -07:00 PDT Victoria City 01:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
UTC -06:00 CST Saskatoon 02:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
UTC -06:00 MDT Calgary 02:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
UTC -05:00 CDT Winnipeg 03:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
UTC -04:00 EDT Toronto 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
UTC -03:00 ADT Halifax 05:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
UTC -02:30 NDT St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 05:41 Fri, 2020-04-10

Time zones to be used in Canada

Offset Time Zone Commences
UTC -08:00 PST 2020-11-01
UTC -07:00 MST 2020-11-01
UTC -06:00 CST 2020-11-01
UTC -05:00 EST 2020-11-01
UTC -04:00 AST 2020-11-01
UTC -03:30 NST 2020-11-01

Time of Cities in Canada

MST (UTC -07:00)

City Time
Creston 01:11 Fri, 2020-04-10

PDT (UTC -07:00)

City Time
Victoria City 01:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Vancouver 01:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Surrey 01:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Burnaby 01:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Richmond 01:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Abbotsford 01:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Coquitlam 01:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Kelowna 01:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Saanich 01:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
City Time
Kamloops 01:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Nanaimo 01:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Victoria 01:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Dawson Creek 01:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Whitehorse, Yukon 01:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Fort Nelson 01:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Dawson City 01:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Okanagan Valley 01:11 Fri, 2020-04-10

CST (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Saskatoon 02:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Regina 02:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
City Time
Swift Current 02:11 Fri, 2020-04-10

MDT (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Calgary 02:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Edmonton 02:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Yellowknife 02:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Banff town 02:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
City Time
Cambridge Bay 02:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Inuvik 02:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Red Deer 02:11 Fri, 2020-04-10

CDT (UTC -05:00)

City Time
Winnipeg 03:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Atikokan 03:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
City Time
Rankin Inlet 03:11 Fri, 2020-04-10

EDT (UTC -04:00)

City Time
Toronto 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Montreal 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Ottawa 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Quebec City 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Mississauga 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Brampton 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Hamilton 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Laval 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
London 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Markham 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Vaughan 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Gatineau 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Longueuil 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Kitchener 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Windsor 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Richmond Hill 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Oakville 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
City Time
Burlington 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Sherbrooke 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Oshawa 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Saguenay 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Barrie 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
St. Catharines 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Trois-Rivières 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Cambridge 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Kingston 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Whitby 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Guelph 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Ajax 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Thunder Bay 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Chatham-Kent 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Gaspé 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Iqaluit 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Pangnirtung 04:11 Fri, 2020-04-10

ADT (UTC -03:00)

City Time
Halifax 05:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Cape Breton Regional Municipality 05:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Saint John 05:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Moncton 05:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
City Time
Fredericton 05:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Glace Bay 05:11 Fri, 2020-04-10
Goose Bay 05:11 Fri, 2020-04-10

NDT (UTC -02:30)

City Time
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 05:41 Fri, 2020-04-10
St. John's 05:41 Fri, 2020-04-10
City Time
Blanc-Sablon 05:41 Fri, 2020-04-10