What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is.
If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.
Saint Augustine  

Time in Canada

Canada is divided into 6 time zones.

Time Time Zone Cities in This Time Zone
Newfoundland Time
UTC-02:30 or NDT
St. John's, Mount Pearl, Corner Brook, Conception Bay South, Bay Roberts, Grand Falls-Windsor, Carbonear, Stephenville, Grand Bank, Marystown
Atlantic Time
UTC-03:00 or ADT
Halifax, Sydney, Dartmouth, Saint John, Moncton, Fredericton, Charlottetown, Truro, New Glasgow, Glace Bay
Eastern Time
UTC-04:00 or EDT
Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Mississauga, Quebec City, Hamilton, Brampton, Kitchener, Laval, London
Central Time
UTC-05:00 or CDT
Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Brandon, North Battleford, Kenora, Yorkton, Swift Current
Mountain Time
UTC-06:00 or MDT
Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Grande Prairie, Airdrie, Cranbrook
Pacific Time
UTC-07:00 or PDT
Vancouver, Surrey, Victoria, Burnaby, Ladner, Richmond, Abbotsford, Kelowna, Coquitlam, Delta

Find out the current time in all Canada's cities

Daylight saving time (DST) in Canada

Most part of Canada observes daylight saving time.

DST in Canada in 2014 began on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2 a.m. local time. The clocks were put forward an hour.

DST in Canada in 2014 will end on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2 a.m. local time. The clocks will be put back an hour.

Daylight saving time in Canada is determined by provincial legislation. Most of Saskatchewan and the areas of Québec, east of 63° W, do not observe DST.

To determine DST rules for a particular Canadian city click on the city name below or enter it in the search form on the right.

Current time in Canada's neighbouring countries


Canada: basic facts and figures

Full name: Canada
Continent: North America
Population: 33,679,000.
Area: 9,984,670 km²
Capital: Ottawa
Currency: Canadian dollar (CAD)
Phone code: 1
Domain: .ca
See the map of Canada
Wikipedia article: Canada

Current local time in Canada's cities

City Time City Time
Abbotsford Nanaimo
Airdrie Napanee
Alma New Glasgow
Banff Niagara Falls
Barrie North Battleford
Bay Roberts Oshawa
Bells Corners Ottawa
Brampton Peterborough
Brandon Pitt Meadows
Burlington Prince Albert
Burnaby Prince Edward
Calgary Prince George
Carbonear Quebec City
Charlottetown Red Deer
Chatham-Kent Regina
City of Langley Richmond
Conception Bay South Saguenay
Coppermine Saint John
Coquitlam Saint-Hyacinthe
Corner Brook Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Cornwall Salmon Arm
Courtenay Sarnia
Cranbrook Saskatoon
Dartmouth Sept-Iles
Delta Sherbrooke
Duncan Sherwood Park
Edmonton Sorel-Tracy
Fredericton St. Albert
Gaspé St. Catharines
Gatineau St. John's
Glace Bay Stephenville
Grand Bank Stratford
Grand Falls-Windsor Sudbury
Grande Prairie Surrey
Guelph Swift Current
Halifax Sydney
Hamilton Thunder Bay
Iqaluit Tofino
Kamloops Toronto
Kelowna Township of Langley
Kenora Trois-Rivières
Kingston Truro
Kitchener Vancouver
Lac Brome Vaughan
Ladner Victoria
Lake Louise Wasaga Beach
Laval Waterloo
Lethbridge Waterloo
London West Kelowna
Longueuil Whistler Village
Maple Ridge White Rock
Marystown Whitehorse
Medicine Hat Windsor
Mission Windsor
Mississauga Windsor
Moncton Winnipeg
Montreal Woodstock
Montreal East Yarmouth
Montreal West Yellowknife
Moose Jaw Yorkton
Mount Pearl
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