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havasu 12-12-2010 10:15 AM

Canadian time zones
 
Would someone please answer a burning question I have? Does Canada have different time zones as the US? If not, how does it work out for various areas? Any pros or cons?

RiponredTJ 12-12-2010 12:37 PM

No Havasu, we do not. We have the same time zones as the rest of the world.

It's all based on Greenwich Mean Time?

havasu 12-12-2010 12:51 PM

So, basically, if one was to have banker's hours (9 AM to 4 PM), it is possible some areas would be in the dark at closing times?

beaker 12-12-2010 01:16 PM

Yes... in the extreme north, where they can have 24hrs/day of night.
Here's a good map that covers the time zones.

Time - Current time around the World and standard time zones map of the world- 12 format

RiponredTJ 12-12-2010 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by havasu (Post 53257)
So, basically, if one was to have banker's hours (9 AM to 4 PM), it is possible some areas would be in the dark at closing times?

Right now I drive to work in the dark in the morning and by the time I leave work it's dark again. But I don't think that's related to time zones.

havasu 12-12-2010 01:24 PM

Thanks for the map. According to it, Canada has 5 different time zones, but I also noticed Greenland is covered all under one time zone. In the U.S., we call the different zones as Pacific, Mountain, Central, and East Coast...do you use the same identifiers?

RiponredTJ 12-12-2010 01:54 PM

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Of course not. We put our own slant on them. But that's just sematics. Time zones world wide are all based on GMT with certain geographic slants.

havasu 12-12-2010 03:23 PM

I just learned something today. Thanks!

Douglas 12-18-2010 11:41 PM

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Originally Posted by RiponredTJ (Post 53288)
Of course not. We put our own slant on them. But that's just sematics. Time zones world wide are all based on GMT with certain geographic slants.

That map isn't quite accurate. Saskatchewan is technically supposed to be on MST, but because we don't observe daylight savings time we are on CST for part of the year.

lurker18 12-20-2010 12:40 PM

Correct. Saskatchewan, the slow red headed step child to the rest of the country. But hey, they learned to count to 13 this year, so good for you, here's a gold star.:justkidding:


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