What is the time zone of Manitoba?

Manitoba is in Central Time zone. All places including the capital Winnipeg have the same time, there are no exceptions. The province is observing daylight savings so there are two different clocks depending on the time of the year.

  • Central Standard Time (CST):– 6:00 UTC/GMT (behind)
  • Central Daylight Time (CDT):– 5:00 UTC/GMT (behind)
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manitoba time zone
Manitoba time zone

Travel to neighboring provinces and countries

When you travel outside of Manitoba the time remains the same in most cases, but it depends where and when you cross the border.

To Ontario:

  • All year round the same as Manitoba with the exception of small part in the north which are +1 hour (ahead)

To Nunavut:

  • Year round same as in the Manitoba.

To Saskatchewan:

  • Mid-March to October

You will enter the Mountain Time zone, which is -1 hour (behind)

  • November to mid-March

You will enter the Mountain Time zone, but without any time difference as its the same time as in the Manitoba.

To U.S. State North Dakota:

  • Same time zone and year-round no time difference.

To U.S. State Minnesota:

  • Same time zone and year-round no time difference.

Manitoba Daylight Savings Time (DST)

It starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. In March the clock is moved forward from 02.00 am to 03.00 am (so you will lose an hour of sleep during the night). While in November it’s reversed as the clock is moved backward from 03.00 am to 02.00 am and you will gain an extra hour of sleep. One way of remembering the movement sequence is that clocks “spring forward and fall back”.

The total period of daylight savings lasts for 34 weeks which is about 65% of the year.

Other Canadian Provinces and Territories

You can check out information and maps of other Canadian Provinces and Territories by clicking on the below links.