The center of British Columbia is 1 hour behind the center of Alberta.

PLEASE NOTE: Alberta and British Columbia may span multiple time zones. We are using the America/Edmonton and America/Dawson_Creek time zones. For more accuracy, choose specific cities for each location. For example, compare Calgary, Canada to Cranbrook, Canada with Lethbridge, Canada to Fort Saint John, Canada.

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Current time

Alberta   7:34 AM on Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

British Columbia   6:34 AM on Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

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Meeting planner for Alberta and British Columbia

To schedule a conference call or plan a meeting at the best time for both parties, you should try between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM your time in Alberta. That will end up being between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM in British Columbia. The chart on the right shows overlapping times.

Schedule a phone call from Alberta to British Columbia

If you live in Alberta and you want to call a friend in British Columbia, you can try calling them between 8:00 AM and 12:00 AM your time. This will be between 7AM - 11PM their time, since British Columbia is 1 hour behind Alberta.

If you're available any time, but you want to reach someone in British Columbia at work, you may want to try between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM your time. This is the best time to reach them from 9AM - 5PM during normal working hours.

UTC-6 hours     UTC-7 hours
Alberta     British Columbia
10:00 AM     9:00 AM
11:00 AM     10:00 AM
12:00 PM     11:00 AM
1:00 PM     12:00 PM
2:00 PM     1:00 PM
3:00 PM     2:00 PM
4:00 PM     3:00 PM
5:00 PM     4:00 PM


Province: Alberta
Country: Canada
Category: provinces
Time zone: America/Edmonton (UTC/GMT -6 hours)

British Columbia

Province: British Columbia
Country: Canada
Category: provinces
Time zone: America/Dawson_Creek (UTC/GMT -7 hours)

Time difference

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