Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time

Believe it or not, Daylight Savings Time (DST) is not a modern invention! It was, in fact, used by the Romans in their water clocks. Depending on the season, water clocks had different scales. In the winter, the water emptied faster (in 44 minutes) than it did in summer (75 minutes).

Canada uses six primary time zones. From east to west they are Newfoundland Time Zone, Atlantic Time Zone, Eastern Time, Central Time Zone, Mountain Time Zone, and the Pacific Time Zone.

In most of Canada Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 a.m. local time on the second Sunday in March. On the first Sunday in November areas on Daylight Saving Time return to Standard Time at 2:00 a.m. During Daylight Saving Time turn your clocks ahead one hour.