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Time Zones in Quebec, Canada

11:07:50 am *

Sunday, March 3, 2024

* Most of Quebec

Province: Quebec
Abbreviation: QC
Provincial Capital: Québec
Country: Canada
Time Zones: 2

Time Zones Currently Being Used in Quebec

OffsetTime Zone Abbreviation & NameExample CityCurrent Time
UTC -5ESTEastern Standard TimeMontréalSun, 11:07:50 am
UTC -4ASTAtlantic Standard TimeBlanc-SablonSun, 12:07:50 pm

Quebec Time Zone

Most of Quebec, including the capital Quebec and the province's largest city Montreal, uses Eastern Standard Time (EST) during standard time and Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) during Daylight Saving Time (DST).

By area, Quebec is the largest province in Canada, and although it is the second most populated province in the country, it is sparsely populated. Because of the large geographical size, some locations follow time zones closer to the mean solar time.

Atlantic Time on Îles de la Madeleine

Atlantic Time (AT) is used in the municipalities Îles de la Madeleine, including Cap-aux-Meules, and Grosse-Île. The municipalities are part of a small archipelago in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and are geographically closer to the islands of Newfoundland and Labrador than mainland Quebec.

Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is used during standard time, and Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT) is used during DST.

Blanc-Sablon on Atlantic Standard Time

Blanc-Sablon, and some locations east of 63° west longitude, observes Atlantic Standard Time (AST) with a UTC offset of -4.

Blanc-Sablon and the surrounding areas do not use DST and stay on UTC-4 all year. Labrador, on the other side of the border, follows the same time zone—Atlantic Standard Time—during the winter months.

Generalized Time Zones in Quebec

Time Zone Abbreviation & NameOffsetCurrent Time
ETEastern TimeUTC -5:00 / -4:00Sun, 11:07:50 am
ATAtlantic TimeUTC -4:00 / -3:00Sun, 12:07:50 pm

Note: Local time in these time zones changes when Daylight Saving Time begins and ends.

Time Zones Not Currently Being Observed in Quebec

OffsetTime Zone Abbreviation & NameCommences
UTC -4EDTEastern Daylight TimeMar 10, 2024
UTC -3ADTAtlantic Daylight TimeMar 10, 2024

The above time zones are used during other parts of the year. They will become active again after the next clock change as Daylight Saving Time begins or ends.

Sunday, March 3, 2024