Total solar eclipse

Apr 8, 2024

Monday, April 8th
Lamoureux Park

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The City of Cornwall will be in the ‘path of totality’ for a rare solar eclipse on Monday, April 8th.

While this is a spectacular celestial event, it comes with risk.

During total darkness – and immediately before and after – looking at the sun can damage your eyesight – perhaps permanently. Proper eye protection is crucial.

When will it happen

The eclipse will begin at 2:12 pm and end at 4:37 pm. Totality, where the moon fully obscures the sun, will take place from 3:24 pm to 3:26 pm.

These times are approximate and are based on viewing the eclipse in Cornwall.

Viewing the solar eclipse in Cornwall

Lamoureux Park will be the official eclipse viewing area in Cornwall. Located along the banks of the St. Lawrence River and just steps from Downtown Cornwall, Lamoureux Park is a spacious waterfront park with ample greenspace. Picnic tables will be placed in the park however given the anticipated large crowds, residents and visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the show!

Parking is available at the Cornwall Civic Complex (100 Water Street East) and there are other on- and off-street parking options available throughout Downtown Cornwall.

There will be some music and other activities in the park on the day of the eclipse – click here for full details!

Washrooms will be available inside the Cornwall Civic Complex on the day of the event.

Get equipped

A limited number of ISO-certified eyewear will be available for purchase in advance at the Benson Centre and Aquatic Centre as well as on the day of the eclipse at the Visitor Information Centre in front of the Cornwall Civic Complex leading in to Lamoureux Park.

Find out more

For additional information on the eclipse in Cornwall, make sure to visit the total solar eclipse page on the City of Cornwall website.

Make the most of your visit

Visiting Cornwall for the eclipse? Make the most of your visit! Call to book your stay at one of the following Cornwall hotels:

Best Western Parkway Inn & Conference Centre
1515 Vincent Massey Drive

Chesley’s Inn
40 First Street West

Comfort Inn
1625 Vincent Massey Drive

Hampton Inn by Hilton
1757 Vincent Massey Drive

Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre
805 Brookdale Avenue

Super 8 Cornwall
2694 Brookdale Avenue

We’re here to help!

Got questions? Looking for recommendations? Cornwall Tourism is here to help! Text us anytime at 613-938-4748 and we will be happy to assist with any questions you might have.


Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Check out the Explore section of our website for other fun-filled activities to keep you busy. Better yet, consider extending your stay with a night at one of our great accommodations!