2024 Total Solar Eclipse

Niagara Falls has one of the best vantage points in all of North America for the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday April 8th, 2024.

If your plan to view the once-in-a-lifetime celestial event includes a visit to Niagara Falls, then consider enhancing your experience with one of the special events planned to mark the occasion.

Niagara Falls is expecting a large volume of visitors, to make the most of your visit it is important to plan ahead but also check back regularly as conditions may change throughout the weekend as guests make their way into the city. Road closures have already been announced for Monday April 8th, and may change over the course of the weekend as necessary.

Enhance The Experience

Incredible dining experiences, a FREE multi-artist concert, and an observation event are planned in celebration of this rare celestial event!

Exclusive Eclipse Experience at Chef’s Table

Indulge in an exclusive and unforgettable culinary journey while experiencing the Eclipse. Hosted by Massimo’s Italian Fallsview Restaurant at the Chef’s Table at Sheraton Fallsview, this experience features a sumptuous plated 4-course meal meticulously crafted by our talented chefs, and perfectly paired with our wine pairing to elevate your dining and viewing experience. A reservation is required.

This experience is limited to 14 seats! 

  • Date: Monday April 8th, 2024
  • Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm

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Prime Steakhouse Sip & Savour

Join us at the #1 Restaurant in Niagara Falls for an eclipse Sip & Savour featuring appetizers and cocktails! Prime Steakhouse is located at the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview.

  • Date: Monday April 8th, 2024
  • Time: 2:00pm-4:30pm

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Marriott On The Falls Eclipse Viewing Social

Visit Marriott on the Falls for a unique outdoor Eclipse viewing experience from 1:30pm-5:00pm on Monday April 8th.  Celebrate the eclipse outside in a fun atmosphere on level P5 of the Hotel’s Parking Area for a clear view of this rare celestial event. Admission to the event is free. Food and beverages, and an Eclipse themed photo booth featuring a backdrop of the eclipse over the Falls will be available for purchase.

  • Date: Monday April 8th, 2024
  • Time: 1:30pm-5:00pm

Fallsview Restaurant

Spectacular views of Niagara Falls and delicious buffet selections combine to create the Fallsview Restaurant experience. Enjoy an extensive array of mouthwatering selections at the signature Fallsview buffet restaurant at Sheraton Fallsview. Reservations are required.

Solar Eclipse Dinner

  • Date: Sunday April 7th and Monday April 8th
  • Time: From 5:00pm-9:00pm (last seating at 8:30pm)

Solar Eclipse Lunch

  • Date: Monday April 8th
  • Time: From 11:30am-3:00pm (last seating at 2:30pm)

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Free Solar Eclipse Concert

Enjoy a FREE rock concert with a star-studded line-up capped off by Ontario’s own The Glorious Sons.

The full lineup includes performances by The Glorious Sons, JJ Wilde, New Friends, The Boneheads, and a special performance by the Niagara Symphony Orchestra.

The show kicks-off with the Niagara Symphony playing a prelude to the eclipse and will resume once totality is reached.  A special fireworks display over Niagara Falls will light the sky at 10:00pm to bring the concert to a close.

  • Date: Monday April 8, 2024
  • Time: 2:30pm-10:00pm
  • Location: Queen Victoria Park

Fireworks Over The Falls

Cap off a day of exceptional experiences with a brilliant fireworks display over the Falls. The 5-minute fireworks show will light the sky at 10:00pm and bring the free eclipse concert to a close.

Niagara Falls Webcam

Bring Niagara Falls into your home with a LIVE real-time view of the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Watch as conditions change throughout the 2.5 hour event from our live webcam positioned atop Sheraton Fallsview Hotel.

View Niagara Falls Webcam


GO Transit

Guests are encouraged to consider taking public transit to travel to Niagara Falls as a number of road closures will be put into place and heavy traffic is expected. If you plan on visiting from the GTA, consider GO Transit which has announced additional GO Train service from Union Station to Niagara Falls and back. Trips from Union Station to Niagara Falls will depart at 9:02 a.m., 10:02 a.m. and 11:02 a.m. Return trips from Niagara Falls to Union Station will depart at 4:24 p.m., 4:54 p.m., 7:21 p.m. and 10:51 p.m.  Trains will have 12 cars to accommodate as many guests as possible.


Once you are in Niagara Falls, WEGO bus service will be operating. The service will be on a reduced routing schedule due to road closures, however a shuttle will travel between Rapidsview and Table Rock to assist guests. Please keep in mind that service delays and disruptions on the WEGO Red and Blue Lines in the tourist district are anticipated.

Walking will be the best and easiest way to move throughout the tourist district and Queen Victoria Park.


Spend your time creating memories, not searching for a parking space! If your plan includes driving to Niagara Falls, we would suggest taking a moment to review possible parking locations.

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Traffic and Road Closures

Multiple road closures will be in place on Monday April 8th with the potential for them to begin over the weekend leading to the eclipse if required. Beyond the official closures, visitors should anticipate heavy traffic and congestion. Plan ahead, and check back regularly for updates.

Learn About Road Closures

Viewing Safety

Looking at the sun during an eclipse without specialized viewing glasses can cause serious eye damage including partial or even complete loss of vision. Designated viewing glasses are ISO 12312-2 (international standard).

Similarly, if you plan on photographing the eclipse make sure your camera has a special-purpose solar filter to avoid damaging the camera sensor during the partial phases.  Do NOT look at the Sun through a camera lens, telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while wearing eclipse glasses or using a handheld solar viewer — the concentrated solar rays will burn through the filter and cause serious eye injury.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a total solar eclipse?

A celestial event where the moon perfectly aligns between the sun and earth casting a shadow on Earth.

What are the key times to know about the eclipse?

The solar eclipse is expected to start at 2:04pm and last for about two and a half hours. The sun will be fully eclipsed at approximately 3:18 to 3:21 pm (local time).

What makes this eclipse special?

Niagara is in the line of totality which provides optimal viewing conditions, and is considered the best location in Canada to view the event. The next eclipse which will provide Niagara with this rare sightline is not until 2144 making it a bucket-list experience for many. Locations outside the line of totality will see a partial eclipse.

Are any Eclipse themed activities available?

A number of activities are planned throughout the weekend at Niagara Parks attractions and venues that incorporate fun and education. Join in special Q&A sessions with NASA scientists, and Canadian Space Agency representatives, enjoy Mad Science for Kids interactive workshops, and Toronto Metropolitan University’s award-winning SciXchange program will be at Butterfly Conservatory.