What Time Is It?
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Time in Canada at Various Time Zones
|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
Time in Northern Canada
Time in Western Canada
British Columbia, Canada uses PST (Pacific Standard Time)
- Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
- Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Time in Central Canada
Manitoba, Canada uses CST (Central Standard Time)
- Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Ontario, Canada uses EST (Eastern Standard Time)
- Barrie, Ontario, Canada
- Brampton, Ontario, Canada
- Guelph, Ontario, Canada
- Kenora, Ontario, Canada
- Kingston, Ontario, Canada
- London, Ontario, Canada
- Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
- Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
- Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Time in Eastern Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada uses NST (Newfoundland Standard Time)
- St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Nova Scotia, Canada uses AST (Atlantic Standard Time)
- Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Prince Edward Island, Canada uses AST (Atlantic Standard Time)
- Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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.
Resources for Finding the Time in a Location
Resources for finding the time in a location.
- The World Clock provides current local times around the world. Current local times in North America including Brampton.
- Official Time in Canada with daylight savings time.
- Official Time in Canada with standard time.
- Official Time in the U.S.A.
- What time is it in U.S.A.?