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.

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 11:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
UTC -07:00 PDT Victoria City 11:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
UTC -06:00 CST Saskatoon 12:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
UTC -06:00 MDT Calgary 12:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
UTC -05:00 CDT Winnipeg 13:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
UTC -04:00 EDT Toronto 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
UTC -03:00 ADT Halifax 15:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
UTC -02:30 NDT St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 15:46 Thu, 2021-09-16

Time zones to be used in Canada

Offset Time Zone Commences
UTC -08:00 PST 2021-11-07
UTC -07:00 MST 2021-11-07
UTC -06:00 CST 2021-11-07
UTC -05:00 EST 2021-11-07
UTC -04:00 AST 2021-11-07
UTC -03:30 NST 2021-11-07

Time of Cities in Canada

MST (UTC -07:00)

City Time
Creston 11:16 Thu, 2021-09-16

PDT (UTC -07:00)

City Time
Victoria City 11:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Vancouver 11:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Surrey 11:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Burnaby 11:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Richmond 11:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Abbotsford 11:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Coquitlam 11:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Kelowna 11:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Saanich 11:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
City Time
Kamloops 11:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Nanaimo 11:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Victoria 11:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Dawson Creek 11:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Whitehorse, Yukon 11:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Fort Nelson 11:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Dawson City 11:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Okanagan Valley 11:16 Thu, 2021-09-16

CST (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Saskatoon 12:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Regina 12:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
City Time
Swift Current 12:16 Thu, 2021-09-16

MDT (UTC -06:00)

City Time
Calgary 12:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Edmonton 12:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Yellowknife 12:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Banff town 12:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
City Time
Cambridge Bay 12:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Inuvik 12:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Red Deer 12:16 Thu, 2021-09-16

CDT (UTC -05:00)

City Time
Winnipeg 13:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Atikokan 13:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
City Time
Rankin Inlet 13:16 Thu, 2021-09-16

EDT (UTC -04:00)

City Time
Toronto 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Montreal 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Ottawa 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Quebec City 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Mississauga 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Brampton 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Hamilton 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Laval 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
London 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Markham 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Vaughan 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Gatineau 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Longueuil 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Kitchener 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Windsor 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Richmond Hill 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Oakville 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
City Time
Burlington 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Sherbrooke 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Oshawa 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Saguenay 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Barrie 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
St. Catharines 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Trois-Rivières 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Cambridge 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Kingston 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Whitby 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Guelph 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Ajax 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Thunder Bay 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Chatham-Kent 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Gaspé 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Iqaluit 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Pangnirtung 14:16 Thu, 2021-09-16

ADT (UTC -03:00)

City Time
Halifax 15:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Cape Breton Regional Municipality 15:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Saint John 15:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Moncton 15:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
City Time
Fredericton 15:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Glace Bay 15:16 Thu, 2021-09-16
Goose Bay 15:16 Thu, 2021-09-16

NDT (UTC -02:30)

City Time
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 15:46 Thu, 2021-09-16
St. John's 15:46 Thu, 2021-09-16
City Time
Blanc-Sablon 15:46 Thu, 2021-09-16