Best Places to View the April 2024 Eclipse in Canada

The April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse is an eagerly anticipated astronomical event, especially in Canada. Here are some of the best places in Canada to view the eclipse:

Toronto, Ontario

Canada's largest city offers urban dwellers a chance to witness the eclipse in parks like High Park and the Toronto Islands.

Hamilton, Ontario

With over a minute of totality, Hamilton is an excellent spot for eclipse viewing. The Royal Botanical Gardens and Lake Ontario shores are prime locations.

London, Ontario

Directly on the path of totality, London will experience one of the longest durations of the total eclipse in Canada.

Ottawa, Ontario

The nation's capital will offer a partial eclipse view. Parliament Hill and Major's Hill Park are ideal for viewing.

Montreal, Quebec

Montreal will not experience totality, but the partial eclipse can be viewed from Mount Royal Park.

Kingston, Ontario

Located on the northeastern edge of the path of totality, Kingston's Fort Henry and waterfront are great viewing spots.

Windsor, Ontario

This border city will experience significant totality. The Windsor Riverfront and Ojibway Park are key locations.

Niagara Falls, Ontario

While Niagara Falls will see a partial eclipse, the falls provide a dramatic backdrop for the event.

Remember to use proper solar viewing glasses for eye protection and plan your trip in advance due to the expected influx of visitors.

Roger Sarkis