Canada DST

Canadian Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Clock change rules and historic dates

Canada spans 6 time zones.  It shares four time zones with the USA ( Eastern Time , Central Time , Mountain Time and Pacific Time ).

The Atlantic coastal provinces use Atlantic Time Zone and Newfoundland has its own Time Zone.

Time Zones and Daylight Saving Time have usually been regulated by the Canadian provincial and territorial governments.  Exceptions may exist in certain Canadian municipalities.

Clocks in Canada are turned forward by one hour on the second Sunday in March and turned back on the first Sunday of November.


  • Daylight Saving Time began: Sunday 8 March 2020  02:00 local time. Clocks went forward one hour.
  • Daylight Saving Time ends: Sunday 1 November 2020 02:00 local time. Clocks go back one hour.

USA and Canada past and future DST schedules here

Daylight Saving 2020

Daylight Savings Time change dates Canada 2014 -2019

YearDST Begins 2 a.m.DST Ends 2 a.m.
2014March 9November 2
2015March 8November 1
2016March 13November 6
2017March 12November 5
2018March 5November 4
2019March 10November 3

Daylight Savings dates Canada 2007-2013

YearDST Begun 2 a.m.DST Ended 2 a.m.
2007March 11November 4
2008March 9November 2
2009March 8November 1
2010March 14November 7
2011March 13November 6
2012March 11November 4
2013March 10November 3

Canadian Daylight Savings Time Change Province by Province

How each Canadian Province / Territory implemented DST since 2007 given the changes that took place in the USA.

Alberta - Legislation proposed for DST changes in 2007

2 February 2006 - Government of Alberta

British Columbia - Formally adopted new DST rules for 2007

31 March 2006 - Official Notice from Ministry of Attorney General of British Columbia

Manitoba - Legislation tabled for DST in 2007

The Manitoba government plans to follow the lead of the United States by extending daylight time in the province by four weeks, beginning in March, 2007.

"It's important for trucking and other industries to keep the same time as other jurisdictions", Manitoba Premier Gary Doer said - 20 October 2005.

Winnipeg, Manitoba 2 November 2005 - Official Notice from Government of Manitoba

New Brunswick - Formal DST amendments for 2007 proposed

December 23, 2005 Office of the Premier of the Government of New Brunswick Official Notice

Newfoundland -

After a delay, and a period when they changed at 1 minute past midnight(!), Newfoundland and Labrador have come in line with other North American countries.

Northwest Territories

There is no information about 2007 on Government website but...

The Yukon Government reports: "So far British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island have accepted and agreed to implement the new time change.."

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is changing its daylight saving time to stay in sync with the U.S.

Starting in 2007, daylight saving time in Nova Scotia started three weeks earlier in the spring and last one week longer in the fall.

Justice Minister Murray Scott says co-ordinating time zones with the U.S. helps attract business to this province. He also says that not making the change might have caused difficulties for agricultural and fisheries producers.

Government of Nova Scotia


Ontario - Adopts revised DST in 2007

The Ontario government plans to follow the lead of the United States by extending daylight time in the province by four weeks, beginning in March, 2007.

Attorney General Michael Bryant announced in the legislature on 20 October 2005 that Ontario is making the move because of its “extensive and inextricable links” to the United States.

Prince Edward Island - Reported to change DST in 2007

Price Edward Island Island adjusts daylight saving time


"The (Quebec) provincial government is on the verge of following the lead of the United States to extend daylight saving time by two months, Presse Canadienne reported yesterday."

Montréal Gazette - 17 October 2005

Saskatchewan - Does use DST currently

- "Most of Saskatchewan uses Central Standard Time all year round"


Yukon adopted daylight saving time, starting March 2007

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