New Time Zone in Fort Nelson
Residents of Fort Nelson in British Columbia will not set their clocks back this year as DST ends in most of Canada.
No Clock Change
However, this November 1, 2015, the clocks will not be turned back, changing the time zone permanently to MST.
Same Time as Neighbors
Like their neighbors in Peace River, the Northern Rockies will observe MST all year round, making last spring's time change the last.
Voted for Change
75% of the residents of the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality voted for the time zone change in a local opinion poll in November 2014.
With the new time zone, residents of the Northern Rockies can cross the southern border without having to set the time. Business hours will also match up with the hours in Peace River.
Time in British Columbia
British Columbia has four time zones:
- Pacific Standard Time (PST): Most of B.C. use this time zone, including Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler.
- Pacific Daylight Time (PDT): The name of the time zone when DST is in use. This includes all locations using PST in B.C.
- Mountain Standard Time (MST): Creston, Fort Nelson, Fort St. John and Dawson Creek use MST all year.
- Mountain Daylight Time (MDT): Cranbrook, Golden and Invermere use MDT during DST.