Time Zones in Canada and in the US - by city Honolulu - Las Vegas - New Yorkwith a live clock

North America time zones followed in Canada and in the United States (US) by city. Real live clock shows GMT (UTC) (<- click here) and the current local time in each major city (Honolulu - Las Vegas - New York). Daylight saving time (DST) is neither used in Phoenix, Arizona nor in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Updated: 19th April 2016

Pacific Time

Pacific Standard Time - PST (UTC-8)

Pacific Daylight Time - PDT (UTC-7)

Vancouver

Las Vegas

Mountain Time

Mountain Standard Time - MST (UTC-7)

Mountain Daylight Time - MDT (UTC-6)

Edmonton

Denver

Phoenix

Central Time

Central Standard Time - CST (UTC-6)

Central Daylight Time - CDT (UTC-5)

Winnipeg

Chicago

Eastern Time

Eastern Standard Time - EST (UTC-5)

Eastern Daylight Time - EDT (UTC-4)

Toronto

New York

Hawaii Time

Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time - HAST (UTC-10)

Hawaii-Aleutian Daylight Time - HADT (UTC-9)

Honolulu

Newfoundland Time

Newfoundland Standard Time - NST (UTC-3:30)

Newfoundland Daylight Time - NDT (UTC-2:30)

Alaska Time

Alaska Standard Time - AKST (UTC-9)

Alaska Daylight Time - AKDT (UTC-8)

Anchorage

Atlantic Time

Atlantic Standard Time - AST (UTC-4)

Atlantic Daylight Time - ADT (UTC-3)

Halifax

USA and Canada is Divided into Multiple Time Zones

Updated: 18th January 2013

Time Zones in the USA

The United States is divided into six time zones including Alaska and Hawaii. The time zones are eastern time zone, central time zone, mountain time zone, pacific time zone, Alaska time zone and Hawaii-Aleutian time zone.

The time zones of the United States' overseas territories are Atlantic time zone that is followed in Puerto Rico and in Virgin Islands of the United States, Chamorro time zone that is observed in Guam and in Northern Mariana Islands and Samoa time zone that is applied in American Samoa.

USA Time Zones
Hours from UTC/GMT Standard Time Daylight Saving Time
-11 American Samoa
-10 Chamorro
-10 Hawaii-Aleutian
-9 Alaska Hawaii-Aleutian
-8 Pacific Alaska
-7 Mountain Pacific
-6 Central Mountain
-5 Eastern Central
-4 Atlantic Eastern
-3 Atlantic

USA Mainland and Overseas Territory Time Zone Abbreviations

The USA mainland consists of four time zones. Alaska and Hawaii have their own time zones as well as all the overseas territories. There are all together nine standard time zones in use in USA and in its overseas territories.

USA's Time Zone Abbreviations
Abbreviation Time Zone Name UTC Offset
SST Samoa Standard Time UTC-11
ChST Chamorro Standard Time UTC-10
HAST Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time UTC-10
HADT Hawaii-Aleutian Daylight Time UTC-9
AKST Alaska Standard Time UTC-9
AKDT Alaska Daylight Time UTC-8
PST Pacific Standard Time UTC-8
PDT Pacific Daylight Time UTC-7
MST Mountain Standard Time UTC-7
MDT Mountain Daylight Time UTC-6
CST Central Standard Time UTC-6
CDT Central Daylight Time UTC-5
EST Eastern Standard Time UTC-5
EDT Eastern Daylight Time UTC-4
AST Atlantic Standard Time UTC-4
ADT Atlantic Daylight Time UTC-3

Time Zones in Canada

Canada is divided into multiple time zones. The time zones from east to west are Newfoundland time zone, Atlantic time zone, eastern time zone, central time zone, mountain time zone and pacific time zone.

Canada's Time Zones
Hours from UTC/GMT Standard Time Daylight Saving Time
-8 Pacific
-7 Mountain Pacific
-6 Central Mountain
-5 Eastern Central
-4 Atlantic Eastern
-3:30 New Foundland
-3 Atlantic
-2:30 New Foundland

Canada's Time Zone Abbreviations

Canada follows six different standard time zones which are all part of the mainland.

Canada's Time Zone Abbreviations
Abbreviation Time Zone Name UTC Offset
PST Pacific Standard Time UTC-8
PDT Pacific Daylight Time UTC-7
MST Mountain Standard Time UTC-7
MDT Mountain Daylight Time UTC-6
CST Central Standard Time UTC-6
CDT Central Daylight Time UTC-5
EST Eastern Standard Time UTC-5
EDT Eastern Daylight Time UTC-4
AST Atlantic Standard Time UTC-4
ADT Atlantic Daylight Time UTC-3
NST Newfoundland Standard Time UTC-3:30
NDT Newfoundland Daylight Time UTC-2:30

Daylight Saving Time in USA and Canada

Daylight saving time is a practice where the clocks are set forward by an hour during the warmer part of the year. By this the sun sets an hour later in the evenings and is up an hour later in the mornings. Most areas of the USA currently observe daylight saving time during the warmer months, the exceptions are Arizona (except for the Navajo Nation, which does follow daylight saving time), Hawaii, and the overseas territories of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands of the United States, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.

In Canada daylight saving time is followed in all provinces except in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan is in central time zone following standard time year-round. According to geographical location, Saskatchewan is in mountain time zone. However, it is officially included in central time zone.

Effective since 2007 in the USA, daylight saving time starts on the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday of November. All time changes take place at 2:00 a.m. local time. Canada follows the same daylight saving time schedule as the USA.