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Total Solar Eclipse - April 8

On April 8, 2024, the moon will pass between the Earth and the sun, casting an extraordinary shadow onto the planet below in a total solar eclipse.

 

The 1000 Islands has the rare privilege of being located in what is called the path of totality! Visitors and residents in the Gananoque/Thousand Islands area will see a total solar eclipse from the BEST location in the region for viewing this once-in-a-lifetime event.

 

The event will begin at roughly 2:10 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2024, with the total solar eclipse occurring at 3:22 p.m. for over three minutes before things finish up around 4:35 p.m.

 

The temperature will drop about 5˚C, animals and insects will act as if it’s nightfall (think crickets chirping), the planets and stars will be visible, and you will witness the effect of a sunrise and sunset all in the span of about two hours.

 

It’s very important to note that regular sunglasses will NOT prevent eye damage. Only glasses specially designed to view the solar eclipse should be used. Common sense still applies: NEVER look directly into the sun.

 

The Town of Gananoque will fall into darkness for three minutes and 39 seconds. To mark this momentous occasion, the Town of Gananoque will host “Total Eclipse of the Park” at Joel Stone Park on April 8, with other community events happening throughout the weekend prior.

Itinerary

Monday
Afternoon

Total Eclipse of the Park

Joel Stone Park

2:10 pm

Solar Eclipse Begins

3:22 pm

Total Solar Eclipse is Realized

Approximately 3 minutes of total solar eclipse where the temperature will drop about 5˚C, animals and insects will act as if it’s nightfall (think crickets chirping), the planets and stars will be visible.

4:35 pm

Solar Eclipse Ends

7:00 pm

Five Course Dinner - SOLD OUT!

Commuter

Relax on the Train

Avoid driving by taking the train right into Gananoque. We will pick you up at no extra charge!

Friends on Road Trip

Drive Safe

Choose your own adventure when driving yourself into Gananoque with primary or secondary highways.

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