What is the time zone of Saskatchewan?

The vast majority of Saskatchewan is in Central Time zone year-round so the clock remains unchanged during the year. Most of the province observes standard time all year round.

  • Central Standard Time (CST):– 6:00 UTC/GMT (behind)

There are two exceptions:

1. Creighton is unofficially in the Central Time zone with daylight savings:

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

2. City of Lloydminster (Battle River time option) and surrounding areas are in the Mountain Time zone with daylight savings:

  • Mountain Standard Time (MST):– 7:00 UTC/GMT (behind)
  • Mountain Daylight Time (MDT):– 6:00 UTC/GMT (behind)
Central Time
Mountain Time
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saskatchewan time zone
Saskatchewan time zone

Travel to neighboring provinces and countries

If you travel outside the Saskatchewan you might change time zones. But it really depends where and when you cross the border.

To Alberta:

There is a difference of -1 hour (behind)

To Northwest Territories:

  • Mid-March to October

Same time as in the Saskatchewan.

  • November to mid-March

There is a difference of -1 hour (behind)

To Manitoba:

  • Mid-March to October

You will enter the Mountain Time zone, which is +1 hour (ahead)

  • November to mid-March

Same time as in the Saskatchewan.

To U.S. State North Dakota:

Same time as in the Saskatchewan.

To U.S. State Montana:

There is a difference of -1 hour (behind)

Saskatchewan 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.