Celestial Spectacle: Elgin County Invites You to Witness the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

Media Advisory
January 26, 2024

Central Elgin, ON – Elgin County invites residents and visitors alike to witness the breathtaking total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024—a rare celestial event where the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, creating a captivating spectacle. This will be the first total solar eclipse in Ontario since 1979, and the next one is not anticipated until 2099, making this event truly extraordinary.

Elgin County, including picturesque locations such as Port Stanley and Port Burwell, provides an ideal setting for eclipse viewing. Our expansive sandy beaches offer a unique and serene spot to witness the cosmic phenomenon. Prime eclipse viewing spots like John E. Pearce Provincial Park and Port Bruce have been identified for a safe and memorable experience.

To ensure a safe viewing experience, it is crucial to use approved solar filters for cameras and telescopes.

Beyond the eclipse, Elgin County boasts rich offerings, including historical landmarks, nature trails, and a vibrant local food scene. Whether you’re an astro-tourist or a first-time sky gazer, Elgin County welcomes you to capture the magic of the total solar eclipse.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime display of nature’s wonders.

For more information, including eclipse viewing locations and safety guidelines, please visit: https://www.elgincounty.ca/2024-total-solar-eclipse/


For additional information, please contact:

Carolyn Krahn
Manager of Economic Development and Strategic Initiatives 

Notice of Canada Day Office Closure
Victoria Day Closure 2024
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Graphic to indicate holiday closures at Elgin County Facilities. The Elgin County Administration Building, Provincial Offences Administration Building, and Elgin County Heritage Centre will be closed on Friday, December 23rd at noon. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024.