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PT – Pacific Time

Time Zone names, codes and abbreviations for Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time (DST) around the world.

Time zone map of PST
Currently observing PST.
Areas with same time currently (UTC -8).
Currently observing PST – Pacific Standard Time.
Currently has same time zone offset as PST (UTC -8) but different time zone name.

The term Pacific Time (PT) is often used to denote the local time in areas observing either Pacific Standard Time (PST) or Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Pacific Standard Time is 8 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Pacific Daylight Time is 7 hours behind UTC.

In locations observing Daylight Saving Time (DST) during part of the year, Pacific Time is not static but switches between PST and PDT.

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Where and when is Pacific Time observed?

North America

U.S. states using PST in the winter and PDT in the summer

  • California
  • Idaho - western counties Show

    Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, Shoshone and north part of Idaho

  • Nevada
  • Oregon - except most of Malheur county
  • Washington

Canadian provinces/territories using PST in the winter and PDT in the summer

  • British Columbia - except for some eastern communities Show

    Cranbrook, Golden, Invermere are in the MST/MDT zone; Creston, the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, and most of Peace River Regional District (except Fort Ware) observe MST all year

  • Yukon

Mexican states using PST in the winter and PDT in the summer

  • Baja California