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<big>What Time Is It? See the National Research Council Canada's '''[http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/services/time/web_clock.html web clock]'''.</big><br>
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[[File:Human clock.jpg]]<br>View the [http://billychasen.com/clock/ flexible people clock].
  
==What Time Is It?==
 
http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/images/lffl.png
 
 
==Time and Date Format for Canada==
 
Canadian Standard CAN Z234-4 specifies numeric representations of date and time. The recommended full format is as follows:
 
* '''2010-12-31 13:59:28.73''' UTC.
 
* <small>'''Year-Month-Day Hour Minutes Seconds</small>'''
 
It is compatible with International Standard ISO 8601. This standard notation helps to avoid confusion in international communication caused by the many different national notations. In addition, these formats have several important advantages for computer usage compared to other traditional date and time notations. The time notation described in ISO 8601 is already the de-facto standard in almost all countries and the date notation is becoming increasingly popular. <br>''Source: [http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/inms/about/faq-time.html#Q8 NRC Institute for National Measurement Standards]''
 
 
When do the seasons start?
 
* '''Spring''' starts at the moment when the sun is directly over the equator, going from south to north: the "vernal equinox"'.  Usually March 20.
 
* '''Summer''' starts at the moment when the sun is farthest north: the "summer solstice".  Usually June 21.
 
* '''Fall''' (autumn) starts at the moment when the sun is directly over the equator, going from north to south: the "autumnal equinox".  Usually September 23.
 
* '''Winter''' starts at the moment when the sun is farthest south: the "winter solstice". Usually December 21.
 
''Source: [http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/inms/about/faq-time.html#Q3 NRC Institute for National Measurement Standards, Canada]''
 
  
 
==Time in Canada at Various Time Zones==
 
==Time in Canada at Various Time Zones==
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{| border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" width=80%
File:Map-canada-timezones-st.jpg|500px<small>Map of Canada's Time Zones for '''Standard Time''' showing the [http://time5.nrc.ca/JavaClock/timeDisplayWE.shtml present time across Canada].</small>
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| [[File:Map-canada-timezones-st.jpg]]
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| [[File:Map-canada-timezones-dst.jpg]]
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| <small>[http://time5.nrc.ca/JavaClock/timeDisplayWE.shtml  '''Standard Time''' across Canada].</small>
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| <small>[http://time5.nrc.ca/JavaClock/timeDisplaySE.shtml '''Daylight Savings Time''' across Canada].</small>
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A map showing Canada's six (6) time zones and information about the Canadian inventor Sir Sandford Fleming who invented standard time can be found [http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/maps/reference/anniversary_maps/timezones/map.jpg here].
  
[[File:Map-canada-timezones-dst.jpg|right|<small>Map of Canada's Time Zones for '''Daylight Savings Time''' showing the [http://time5.nrc.ca/JavaClock/timeDisplaySE.shtml present time across Canada].</small>]]
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Voice announcements of Eastern Time are made at ten-second intervals, followed by a tone whose beginning indicates the exact time. This service is available to the general public by dialling the Ottawa telephone numbers (613) 745-1576 for English service and (613) 745-9426 for French service. Source: [http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/services/inms/time-services/time-broadcast.html Canada's Telephone Talking Clock]
  
==Northern Canada==
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Back in 1967, Canada's time zones looked [http://www65.statcan.gc.ca/acyb04/1967/acyb04_19670103-eng.htm like this]. For more information on Canada's time zones read [http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/Magazine/SO98/alacarte.asp "It's about TIME"] from Canadian Geographic Magazine.
  
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==Time in Northern Canada==
  
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* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=1161 Igloolik], Nunavut
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* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=677 Iqaluit], Nunavut
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* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=1165 Rankin Inlet], Nunavut
  
==Western Canada==
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==Time in Western Canada==
 
'''British Columbia''', Canada uses PST (Pacific Standard Time)
 
'''British Columbia''', Canada uses PST (Pacific Standard Time)
 
* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=1089 Abbotsford], British Columbia, Canada
 
* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=1089 Abbotsford], British Columbia, Canada
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* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=1086 Burnaby], British Columbia, Canada
 
* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=256 Vancouver], British Columbia, Canada
 
* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=256 Vancouver], British Columbia, Canada
 
* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=1091 Victoria], British Columbia, Canada
 
* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=1091 Victoria], British Columbia, Canada
  
 
Alberta
 
Alberta
 
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* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=55 Calgary], Alberta, Canada
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* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=80 Edmonton], Alberta, Canada
  
 
Saskatcheewan
 
Saskatcheewan
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==Time in Central Canada==
  
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'''Manitoba''', Canada uses CST (Central Standard Time)
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* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=265 Winnipeg], Manitoba, Canada
  
 
 
==Central Canada==
 
 
'''Manitoba'''
 
  
  
 
'''Ontario''', Canada  uses EST (Eastern Standard Time)
 
'''Ontario''', Canada  uses EST (Eastern Standard Time)
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* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=1167 Barrie], Ontario, Canada
 
* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=1169 Brampton], Ontario, Canada
 
* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=1169 Brampton], Ontario, Canada
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* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=1178 Guelph], Ontario, Canada
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* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=1994 Kenora], Ontario, Canada
 
* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=1183 Kingston], Ontario, Canada
 
* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=1183 Kingston], Ontario, Canada
 
* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=1185 London], Ontario, Canada
 
* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=1185 London], Ontario, Canada
 
* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=188 Ottawa], Ontario, Canada
 
* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=188 Ottawa], Ontario, Canada
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* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=1197 Sarnia], Ontario, Canada
 
* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=1200 Thunder Bay], Ontario, Canada
 
* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=1200 Thunder Bay], Ontario, Canada
 
* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=250 Toronto], Ontario, Canada
 
* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=250 Toronto], Ontario, Canada
  
 
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==Time in Eastern Canada==
==Eastern Canada==
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'''Newfoundland and Labrador''', Canada  uses NST (Newfoundland Standard Time)
 
'''Newfoundland and Labrador''', Canada  uses NST (Newfoundland Standard Time)
 
* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=175 St. John's], Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
 
* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=175 St. John's], Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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'''Prince Edward Island''', Canada  uses AST (Atlantic Standard Time)
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* [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=753 Charlottetown], Prince Edward Island, Canada
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==Time and Date Format for Canada==
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Canadian Standard CAN Z234-4 specifies numeric representations of date and time. The recommended full format is as follows:
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* '''2010-12-31 13:59:28.73''' UTC.
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* <small>'''Year-Month-Day Hour Minutes Seconds</small>'''
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It is compatible with International Standard ISO 8601. This standard notation helps to avoid confusion in international communication caused by the many different national notations. In addition, these formats have several important advantages for computer usage compared to other traditional date and time notations. The time notation described in ISO 8601 is already the de-facto standard in almost all countries and the date notation is becoming increasingly popular. <br>''Source: [http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/inms/about/faq-time.html#Q8 NRC Institute for National Measurement Standards]''
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When do the seasons start?
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* '''Spring''' starts at the moment when the sun is directly over the equator, going from south to north: the "vernal equinox"'.  Usually March 20.
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* '''Summer''' starts at the moment when the sun is farthest north: the "summer solstice".  Usually June 21.
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* '''Fall''' (autumn) starts at the moment when the sun is directly over the equator, going from north to south: the "autumnal equinox".  Usually September 23.
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* '''Winter''' starts at the moment when the sun is farthest south: the "winter solstice". Usually December 21.
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''Source: [http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/inms/about/faq-time.html#Q3 NRC Institute for National Measurement Standards, Canada]''
  
  
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==Resources for Finding the Time in a Location==
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Resources for finding the time in a location.
  
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* [http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/ The World Clock] provides current local times around the world. [http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/custom.html?continent=namerica Current local times in North America] including [http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=1169 Brampton].
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* [http://worldtimeengine.com worldtimeengine.com]
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* [http://time5.nrc.ca/JavaClock/timeDisplaySE.shtml Official Time in Canada] with daylight savings time.
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* [http://time5.nrc.ca/JavaClock/timeDisplayWE.shtml Official Time in Canada] with standard time.
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* [http://www.time.gov/ Official Time in the U.S.A.]
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* [http://whattimeisitthere.info/ What time is it in U.S.A.?]
  
  

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What Time Is It? See the National Research Council Canada's web clock.
Human clock.jpg
View the flexible people clock.


Time in Canada at Various Time Zones

Map-canada-timezones-st.jpg Map-canada-timezones-dst.jpg
Standard Time across Canada. Daylight Savings Time across Canada.

A map showing Canada's six (6) time zones and information about the Canadian inventor Sir Sandford Fleming who invented standard time can be found here.

Voice announcements of Eastern Time are made at ten-second intervals, followed by a tone whose beginning indicates the exact time. This service is available to the general public by dialling the Ottawa telephone numbers (613) 745-1576 for English service and (613) 745-9426 for French service. Source: Canada's Telephone Talking Clock

Back in 1967, Canada's time zones looked like this. For more information on Canada's time zones read "It's about TIME" from Canadian Geographic Magazine.

Time in Northern Canada

Time in Western Canada

British Columbia, Canada uses PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Alberta

Saskatcheewan


Time in Central Canada

Manitoba, Canada uses CST (Central Standard Time)


Ontario, Canada uses EST (Eastern Standard Time)

Time in Eastern Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada uses NST (Newfoundland Standard Time)


Nova Scotia, Canada uses AST (Atlantic Standard Time)


Prince Edward Island, Canada uses AST (Atlantic Standard Time)

Time and Date Format for Canada

Canadian Standard CAN Z234-4 specifies numeric representations of date and time. The recommended full format is as follows:

  • 2010-12-31 13:59:28.73 UTC.
  • Year-Month-Day Hour Minutes Seconds

It is compatible with International Standard ISO 8601. This standard notation helps to avoid confusion in international communication caused by the many different national notations. In addition, these formats have several important advantages for computer usage compared to other traditional date and time notations. The time notation described in ISO 8601 is already the de-facto standard in almost all countries and the date notation is becoming increasingly popular.
Source: NRC Institute for National Measurement Standards

When do the seasons start?

  • Spring starts at the moment when the sun is directly over the equator, going from south to north: the "vernal equinox"'. Usually March 20.
  • Summer starts at the moment when the sun is farthest north: the "summer solstice". Usually June 21.
  • Fall (autumn) starts at the moment when the sun is directly over the equator, going from north to south: the "autumnal equinox". Usually September 23.
  • Winter starts at the moment when the sun is farthest south: the "winter solstice". Usually December 21.

Source: NRC Institute for National Measurement Standards, Canada


Resources for Finding the Time in a Location

Resources for finding the time in a location.