British Columbia, Canada
Current time and Daylight Saving Time(DST) rules
Clock showing the time in Time Zone: America Vancouver
(British Columbia, Canada - Pacific Time)
- Standard Time began: Sunday 5 November 2017 02:00 local time. Clocks went back one hour.
- Standard Time ends: 11 March 2018 02:00 local time. Clocks go forward one hour.
USA and Canada past and future DST schedules here
Pacific Time - USA + Canada
What time zone is British Columbia in?
Most of British Columbia is in the Pacific Time Zone in Canada, which is 8 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-8).
Quite a significant part of South Eastern British Columbia observes Mountain Time (same as Alberta .). This includes large areas West of the Rockies. See BC city list for details of time zone by city.
Does British Columbia observe Daylight Saving Time?
Like most provinces in Canada, Daylight Saving Time is observed in British Columbia, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour, resulting in a 7-hour difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-7).
After the Summer months the time is shifted back by 1 hour resulting in the normal 8 hours difference to GMT.
There is at least one large agricultural region (Creston Valley) that does NOT observe Daylight Saving Time.