Solar eclipse: activities to enjoy it

Published March 14, 2024 - 11:33 am
Last updated April 3, 2024 - 1:13 pm

A total solar eclipse will be visible from certain areas on Québec, including the island of Montréal, on April 8. Prepare for this unique must-see phenomenon.

Are you looking for the perfect place to enjoy the total eclipse? Go to Parc Jean-Drapeau to see various artists and activities starting at 11 a.m. Up to 150,000 pairs of glasses will be distributed free of charge. To find out more, go to the Planétarium website.

An interpretation activity at Parc nature du Bois-de-Liesse to learn how the event affects living organisms in our parks. 

Workshops are also available in several municipal libraries. More will be added soon.

Protect your eyes

During an eclipse, sun rays may permanently damage your eyes. It is important to get adequate glasses to watch the eclipse safely. You may also opt for indirect observation methods as proposed by the Planétarium.

A unique opportunity

Take your chance to observe this rare phenomenon. The last total solar eclipse seen in Montréal was in 1932. The next one is scheduled for 2205.