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 23:14 Mon, 2018-02-19
UTC -07:00 MST Calgary 00:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
UTC -06:00 CST Winnipeg 01:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
UTC -05:00 EST Toronto 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
UTC -04:00 AST Halifax 03:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
UTC -03:30 NST St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 03:44 Tue, 2018-02-20

Time zones to be used in Canada

Offset Time Zone Commences
UTC -07:00 PDT 2018-03-11
UTC -06:00 MDT 2018-03-11
UTC -05:00 CDT 2018-03-11
UTC -04:00 EDT 2018-03-11
UTC -03:00 ADT 2018-03-11
UTC -02:30 NDT 2018-03-11

Time of Cities in Canada

PST (UTC -08:00)

City Time
Victoria City 23:14 Mon, 2018-02-19
Vancouver 23:14 Mon, 2018-02-19
Surrey 23:14 Mon, 2018-02-19
Burnaby 23:14 Mon, 2018-02-19
Richmond 23:14 Mon, 2018-02-19
Abbotsford 23:14 Mon, 2018-02-19
Coquitlam 23:14 Mon, 2018-02-19
Kelowna 23:14 Mon, 2018-02-19
Saanich 23:14 Mon, 2018-02-19
City Time
Kamloops 23:14 Mon, 2018-02-19
Nanaimo 23:14 Mon, 2018-02-19
Victoria 23:14 Mon, 2018-02-19
Dawson Creek 23:14 Mon, 2018-02-19
Whitehorse, Yukon 23:14 Mon, 2018-02-19
Fort Nelson 23:14 Mon, 2018-02-19
Dawson City 23:14 Mon, 2018-02-19
Okanagan Valley 23:14 Mon, 2018-02-19

MST (UTC -07:00)

City Time
Calgary 00:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Edmonton 00:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Yellowknife 00:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Banff town 00:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
City Time
Creston 00:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Cambridge Bay 00:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Inuvik 00:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Red Deer 00:14 Tue, 2018-02-20

CST (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Winnipeg 01:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Saskatoon 01:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Regina 01:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
City Time
Swift Current 01:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Atikokan 01:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Rankin Inlet 01:14 Tue, 2018-02-20

EST (UTC -05:00)

City Time
Toronto 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Montreal 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Ottawa 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Quebec City 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Mississauga 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Brampton 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Hamilton 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Laval 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
London 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Markham 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Vaughan 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Gatineau 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Longueuil 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Kitchener 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Windsor 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Richmond Hill 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Oakville 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
City Time
Burlington 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Sherbrooke 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Oshawa 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Saguenay 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Barrie 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
St. Catharines 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Trois-Rivières 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Cambridge 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Kingston 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Whitby 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Guelph 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Ajax 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Thunder Bay 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Chatham-Kent 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Gaspé 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Iqaluit 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Pangnirtung 02:14 Tue, 2018-02-20

AST (UTC -04:00)

City Time
Halifax 03:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Cape Breton Regional Municipality 03:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Saint John 03:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Moncton 03:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
City Time
Fredericton 03:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Glace Bay 03:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Goose Bay 03:14 Tue, 2018-02-20

NST (UTC -03:30)

City Time
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 03:44 Tue, 2018-02-20
St. John's 03:44 Tue, 2018-02-20
City Time
Blanc-Sablon 03:44 Tue, 2018-02-20