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America/Vancouver

America/Vancouver
49/16/N/123/07/W
From efele.net based on 2012c data
Data from the file "zone.tab"
of the tz database
Country code
(ISO 3166-1 alpha-2)
CA
Coordinates
(ISO 6709)
+4916-12307
Comments Pacific Time - west British Columbia
Other data from tz database
UTC offset
(ISO 8601)
−08:00
UTC offset DST
(ISO 8601)
−07:00
External links
  • timezoneconverter.com
  • travelmath.com
  • twiki.org

America/Vancouver is a time zone identifier from zone file of the IANA time zone database. The data is as follows:

CA
+4916-12307
America/Vancouver
Pacific Time - west British Columbia

The reference point is Vancouver.

Covered area

The covered area is the British Columbia region using Pacific Time with daylight saving time. Areas of British Columbia not observing DST are served by the America/Creston, America/Dawson_Creek, and America/Edmonton entries.

Some users in Pacific Time areas in Northwest United States use it in lieu of America/Los_Angeles, which is the correct time zone for that area, due to its closer geographic and cultural proximity. Tools and guides, such as Ubuntu Help[1] sometimes advise users setting their time zone to "use the closest city". [2][3][4]

See also

  1. ^ https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuTime
  2. ^ http://www.wikihow.com/Switch-to-Ubuntu
  3. ^ http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1441623
  4. ^ http://www.linuxmisc.com/1-linux-setup/45dda44730fe141d.htm
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