Yukon Will Remain on Permanent Time

    Starting on November 1, Yukon Standard Time will be permanently seven hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC -7). The time we are on right now will be the correct time going forward – Yukoners will not be ‘falling back’ this November.

    Yukoners will no longer have to change their clocks twice a year. Starting on November 1, Yukon Standard Time will be permanently seven hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC -7). The time we are on right now will be the correct time going forward – Yukoners will not be ‘falling back’ this November.

    The decision to remain on permanent time was informed by the results of a public engagement conducted earlier this year. The survey drew more than 4,800 responses from Yukon people and organizations, with most in favour of putting an end to the practice of seasonal time change. A What We Heard report released in March showed that 93 per cent of Yukoners who participated want seasonal time changes to stop. Of those, 70 per cent were in favour of permanent Pacific Daylight Saving Time.  

    "We heard what Yukoners had to say and we have listened. Seasonal time changes are an outdated convention in our modern and connected world. I am very proud of our government’s leadership on this issue and I look forward to other jurisdictions in Pacific North America joining us in this time zone." Premier Sandy Silver

    Yukon will be permanently seven hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC -7). The time we are currently on is the time we will stay on. There is no need to ‘fall back’ this November.

    This winter, we will be on the same time as Edmonton and Yellowknife, and one hour ahead of Victoria and Vancouver.

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