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Canada Time Zones

Daylight Saving Time (DST) rules

Canada shares 4 time zones with the USA

Canada spans 6 time zones, four of them shared 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.

View below current local time in a representative city for each 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.

Current daylight saving dates for USA

USA & Canada clocks are now on:

STANDARD TIME

  • Standard Time began: Sunday 4 November 2018¬† 02:00 local time. Clocks went back one hour.
  • Standard Time ends: Sunday 10 March 2019¬†02:00 local time. Clocks go forward one hour.

USA and Canada past and future DST schedules here

Daylight Saving 2018
  Canadian Province / Territory Standard Time Daylight Time

AB

Alberta , Canada

GMT-7

GMT-6

BC

British Columbia , Canada (most)

GMT-8

GMT-7

MB

Manitoba , Canada

GMT-6

GMT-5

NB

New Brunswick , Canada

GMT-4

GMT-3

NF

Newfoundland , Canada

GMT-3:30

GMT-2:30

NT

Northwest Territories , Canada

GMT-7

GMT-6

NS

Nova Scotia , Canada

GMT-4

GMT-3

NU

Nunavut , Canada (Mountain)

GMT-7

GMT-6

NU

Nunavut , Canada (Central)

GMT-6

GMT-5

NU

Nunavut , Canada (Eastern)

GMT-5

GMT-4

ON

Ontario , Canada (E)

GMT-5

GMT-4

ON

Ontario , Canada (W)

GMT-6

GMT-5

PE

Prince Edward Island , Canada

GMT-4

GMT-3

QC

Québec , Canada

GMT-5

GMT-4

QC

Québec , Canada (E)

GMT-4

NA

SK

Saskatchewan , Canada

GMT-6

NA

SK

Saskatchewan , Canada (Lloydminster)

GMT-7

GMT-6

YT

Yukon , Canada

GMT-8

GMT-7

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