Clocks Go Back 1 Hour in USA & Canada on Nov 5, 2017
Most of the United States, Canada, and Mexico's northern border cities end Daylight Saving Time (DST) on Sunday, November 5, 2017.
Clocks will be set back 1 hour to standard time from 02:00 (2 am) to 01:00 (1 am), local time.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Sunday, November 5, 2017 than the day before, so there will be more light in the morning.
DST starts again on Sunday, March 11, 2018.
Most of the US on DST
DST in Canada
Most of Canada uses Daylight Saving Time, and clocks are set at the same time as in the US.
In Massachusetts, USA, a special commission assigned to study the effects of removing the twice-yearly change of DST concluded that the benefits outweighed the problems. However, the commission recommended that the change only be made if neighboring states did the same.
In Alberta, Canada, a legislative committee set to study the effects of permanent DST recommended the Canadian province to scrap the idea and rather push for a national change. It warned that the change could lead to economic losses.
Mexico DST Divided
Set Clocks Back or Ahead?
To remember which way to set your watch, keep in mind one of these sayings: “Spring forward, fall back” or “Spring ahead, fall behind.” The clocks spring ahead (= losing 1 hour) in the spring when DST starts and fall behind 1 hour (= gaining 1 hour) when DST ends in the fall.