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 6 time zones PST MST CST EST AST NST

Offset Time Zone Example City Current Time
UTC -08:00 PST Victoria City 02:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
UTC -07:00 MST Calgary 03:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
UTC -06:00 CST Winnipeg 04:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
UTC -05:00 EST Toronto 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
UTC -04:00 AST Halifax 06:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
UTC -03:30 NST St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 06:30 Sun, 2019-12-08

Time zones to be used in Canada

Offset Time Zone Commences
UTC -07:00 PDT 2020-03-08
UTC -06:00 MDT 2020-03-08
UTC -05:00 CDT 2020-03-08
UTC -04:00 EDT 2020-03-08
UTC -03:00 ADT 2020-03-08
UTC -02:30 NDT 2020-03-08

Time of Cities in Canada

PST (UTC -08:00)

City Time
Victoria City 02:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Vancouver 02:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Surrey 02:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Burnaby 02:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Richmond 02:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Abbotsford 02:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Coquitlam 02:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Kelowna 02:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Saanich 02:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
City Time
Kamloops 02:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Nanaimo 02:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Victoria 02:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Dawson Creek 02:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Whitehorse, Yukon 02:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Fort Nelson 02:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Dawson City 02:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Okanagan Valley 02:00 Sun, 2019-12-08

MST (UTC -07:00)

City Time
Calgary 03:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Edmonton 03:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Yellowknife 03:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Banff town 03:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
City Time
Creston 03:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Cambridge Bay 03:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Inuvik 03:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Red Deer 03:00 Sun, 2019-12-08

CST (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Winnipeg 04:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Saskatoon 04:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Regina 04:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
City Time
Swift Current 04:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Atikokan 04:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Rankin Inlet 04:00 Sun, 2019-12-08

EST (UTC -05:00)

City Time
Toronto 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Montreal 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Ottawa 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Quebec City 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Mississauga 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Brampton 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Hamilton 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Laval 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
London 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Markham 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Vaughan 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Gatineau 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Longueuil 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Kitchener 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Windsor 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Richmond Hill 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Oakville 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
City Time
Burlington 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Sherbrooke 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Oshawa 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Saguenay 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Barrie 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
St. Catharines 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Trois-Rivières 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Cambridge 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Kingston 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Whitby 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Guelph 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Ajax 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Thunder Bay 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Chatham-Kent 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Gaspé 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Iqaluit 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Pangnirtung 05:00 Sun, 2019-12-08

AST (UTC -04:00)

City Time
Halifax 06:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Cape Breton Regional Municipality 06:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Saint John 06:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Moncton 06:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
City Time
Fredericton 06:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Glace Bay 06:00 Sun, 2019-12-08
Goose Bay 06:00 Sun, 2019-12-08

NST (UTC -03:30)

City Time
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 06:30 Sun, 2019-12-08
St. John's 06:30 Sun, 2019-12-08
City Time
Blanc-Sablon 06:30 Sun, 2019-12-08