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The Niagara region is the best place in Canada to view the solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. We’re experiencing a total eclipse as Niagara is in the path of totality! The eclipse will start at 2:04 PM and last until approximately 4:30 PM. The total eclipse will start between approximately 3:18 PM and 3:20 PM and last for a few minutes.

Don’t forget your ISO-approved eclipse glasses to safely enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

The St. Catharines Standard has put together a list of the best viewing sites to watch the eclipse. Their suggestions include:

·    Ball’s Falls

·    Bay Beach

·    Binbrook 

·    Brock University

·    Centennial Cedar Bay Beach

·    Crystal Ridge Park (at the arena/library)

·    Ferndale Park

·    Firemen’s Park

·    Fort Erie

·    H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park

·    Leisureplex (main parking lot only)

·    Lock 8 Gateway Park

·    Long Beach

·    MacBain Community Centre

·    Niagara Falls

·    Nickel Beach

·    Optimist Park

·    Patrick Cummings Park

·    Port Colborne 

·    Rec Rentals @ The Docks

·    Stevensville Hall/Library/Park

·    Sugarloaf Harbour Marina

·    Vale Health and Wellness Centre

·    Waverly Beach

·    Welland Stadium

·    West Street/downtown Port Colborne

·    WIFC North Course

Learn more about the solar eclipse here.