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 10:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
UTC -07:00 PDT Victoria City 10:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
UTC -06:00 CST Saskatoon 11:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
UTC -06:00 MDT Calgary 11:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
UTC -05:00 CDT Winnipeg 12:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
UTC -04:00 EDT Toronto 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
UTC -03:00 ADT Halifax 14:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
UTC -02:30 NDT St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 15:24 Sun, 2019-08-25

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 10:54 Sun, 2019-08-25

PDT (UTC -07:00)

City Time
Victoria City 10:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Vancouver 10:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Surrey 10:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Burnaby 10:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Richmond 10:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Abbotsford 10:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Coquitlam 10:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Kelowna 10:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Saanich 10:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
City Time
Kamloops 10:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Nanaimo 10:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Victoria 10:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Dawson Creek 10:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Whitehorse, Yukon 10:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Fort Nelson 10:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Dawson City 10:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Okanagan Valley 10:54 Sun, 2019-08-25

CST (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Saskatoon 11:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Regina 11:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
City Time
Swift Current 11:54 Sun, 2019-08-25

MDT (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Calgary 11:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Edmonton 11:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Yellowknife 11:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Banff town 11:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
City Time
Cambridge Bay 11:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Inuvik 11:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Red Deer 11:54 Sun, 2019-08-25

CDT (UTC -05:00)

City Time
Winnipeg 12:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Atikokan 12:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
City Time
Rankin Inlet 12:54 Sun, 2019-08-25

EDT (UTC -04:00)

City Time
Toronto 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Montreal 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Ottawa 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Quebec City 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Mississauga 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Brampton 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Hamilton 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Laval 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
London 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Markham 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Vaughan 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Gatineau 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Longueuil 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Kitchener 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Windsor 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Richmond Hill 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Oakville 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
City Time
Burlington 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Sherbrooke 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Oshawa 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Saguenay 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Barrie 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
St. Catharines 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Trois-Rivières 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Cambridge 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Kingston 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Whitby 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Guelph 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Ajax 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Thunder Bay 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Chatham-Kent 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Gaspé 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Iqaluit 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Pangnirtung 13:54 Sun, 2019-08-25

ADT (UTC -03:00)

City Time
Halifax 14:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Cape Breton Regional Municipality 14:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Saint John 14:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Moncton 14:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
City Time
Fredericton 14:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Glace Bay 14:54 Sun, 2019-08-25
Goose Bay 14:54 Sun, 2019-08-25

NDT (UTC -02:30)

City Time
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 15:24 Sun, 2019-08-25
St. John's 15:24 Sun, 2019-08-25
City Time
Blanc-Sablon 15:24 Sun, 2019-08-25