Daylight saving time engagement

Gathered input on the future of time change in Alberta.


Albertans were asked to share their thoughts on whether or not we should end the practice of changing our clocks twice a year.

Every March, Albertans ’spring forward’ an hour to observe daylight saving time and then ’fall back’ an hour in November to revert to Standard Time.


  • Open

    November 19, 2019 to December 10, 2019

  • Results under review

  • Completed

    October 18, 2021

Who is listening

Ministry of Service Alberta

Why daylight time?

Many governments across North America and Europe are considering, or moving toward, staying on daylight saving time, rather than standard time.

When we consider our neighbouring provinces, Saskatchewan doesn’t adjust its clocks twice a year, and the B.C. government tabled legislation in October to remain on daylight saving time (summer hours) year round.

Moving to standard time permanently would put us out of sync with those jurisdictions.

Input received

An online survey was conducted from November 19 to December 10, 2019. Thank you for your input.

A referendum was held on October 18, 2021. Of those who voted, 50.2% voted to continue changing clocks twice a year. Official results are available from Elections Alberta.


The results of the referendum are binding. Alberta will continue changing their clocks twice a year.