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Viewing Areas

Find prime locations across the city to view the solar eclipse, transit & parking information, and road closure details.

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What to know

The eclipse will begin at 2:09 pm and end at 4:34 pm. Totality, where the moon fully obscures the sun, will take place from 3:22–3:25 pm, lasting approximately 3 minutes. Times are approximate and based on viewing the eclipse in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.


Witness this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity safely. Get how-to-view tips and more.

How to view

Free transit

Leave your car behind and take Kingston Transit for free. Find your route to the event of a lifetime.

Transit routes


Where to park in Kingston: from city-operated lots to 24-hour garages. There’s a spot for you.

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Eclipse Events


Visitors staying at Kingston hotels, motels, and inns will receive eclipse-viewing glasses at their accommodations.

Limited-time eclipse merch and keepsakes available at the Visitor Information Centre, 209 Ontario St., or shop online.

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Solar Stories

Your guide to the total solar eclipse in Kingston
Where to enjoy celestial-inspired menus for the total solar eclipse including atomica and Black Dog Tavern
Eye safety during the total solar eclipse in Kingston


From hotels and seasonal suites to luxurious inns on historic streets.

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