Time zones in Canada – Time in Canada

Time zones in Canada - Time in Canada

Update 9. September 2020


Three time zones in Eastern Canada

In Eastern Canada we are dealing with the time zones Atlantic, Newfoundland and Eastern Standard Time. Nunavut spans four time zones and some provinces have minor overlaps with other time zones. In total, their are six time zones in Canada. Daylight savings time is in effect from the last Sunday in April to the last Saturday in October, synchronized with the United States.

Four and a half to six hours of time difference in Eastern Canada are still quite manageable, since you will win these hours. On the trip back to Europe it becomes more problematic. Maybe you should plan another one or two days to get used to it, until you are feeling right again. Here are a few tips on jet lag.

Time analogue

Table of time zones

ProvinceTime zoneDifference
to MEZ
Nova Scotia Atlantic
Standard time
 -5 hrs.
Newfoundl.
Labrador
Newfoundland
Standard time
-4,5 hrs.
Prince
Edward  
Island
Atlantic
Standard time
-5 hrs.
New
Brunswick
Atlantic
Standard time
-5 hrs.
Québec Eastern
Standard time
-6 hrs.
OntarioEastern
Standard time
-6 hrs.
Manitoba Central
Standard time
-7 hrs.
Saskatchewan Central
Standard time
-7 hrs.
Alberta Mountain
Standard time
-8 hrs.
British
Columbia
Pacific
Standard time
-9 hrs.
Yukon
Territory
Pacific
Standard time
-9 hrs.
Northwest  
Territories
Mountain
Standard time
-8 hrs.
Nunavut Mountain/
Central/
Eastern/
Atlantik  
Standard time
-8 to
-5 hrs.