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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.

USA & Canada clocks are now on

DAYLIGHT SAVING

  • Daylight saving start: Sunday 12 March 2017 02:00 local time. Clocks go forward one hour.
  • Daylight saving end: Sunday 5 November 2017 02:00 local time. Clocks go back one hour.

USA and Canada past and future DST schedules here

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

GMT-8

GMT-7

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