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IT'S A
TOTAL ECLIPSE

(of the sun, not the heart, but it's still a really big deal ...

… and here’s why!)

WHO?

Earth the Sun and the Moon.

Thanks to these constant companions, a spectacular and rare celestial event is set to unfold over the Bay of Quinte region!

WHAT?

The Moon passes between Earth and the Sun.

A total eclipse happens when the dark silhouette of the Moon completely obscures the intensely bright light of the Sun, allowing the much fainter solar corona to be visible — Ay Corona!

WHEN?

Monday, April 8, 2024

Expected to start at 2:04 p.m. and last about two and a half hours. The sun will be fully eclipsed at approximately 3:20 to 3:23 p.m. EDT. In other words if you snooze you lose.

WHERE?

Right here. On the Path of Totality!

During any one eclipse, totality occurs at best only in a narrow track on the surface of Earth. This narrow track is called the path of totality and can only be viewed from a relatively small area of the world — and that’s us!

WHY?

It’s just a once in a lifetime kinda thing is all.

Although total solar eclipses occur somewhere on Earth every 18 months on average, they recur at any given place only once every 360 to 410 years — WHA?!?

HOW?

Come here. Stay here. Look up.

Remember, looking directly at the Sun can lead to permanent eye damage, so you MUST wear special eye protection when viewing a solar eclipse.

Want to hold an event in the BoQ?

Apply for a $500 grant to help activate your space for the Path of Totality!

Visiting? Why not stay overnight?

Umbraphiles rejoice! We have a terrific range of accommodations that are both convenient and oh so comfortable. 

Want to do some other cool stuff?

Our vacation toolkit is full of ways and ideas to help you plan your trip.

Here’s a helpful map of the best viewing spots:

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a man riding a wave on top of a surfboard.

Let’s see what we got!

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The Bay of Quinte RMB Land Acknowledgement

The Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board is committed to acknowledging, appreciating and understanding the Indigenous peoples’ historic connection to this land and to raising awareness by building relationships in collaboration with Indigenous partners and communities. 

We recognize and acknowledge that we are living and working on the traditional territory of the Wendat, Mississauga, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee which includes the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka (Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte) with whom we work in direct partnership with. 

This partnership focuses on the common goal of celebrating the region with the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka who are equal partners within the organization and at the Board of Directors table contributing to the mandate and operations.

This mandate includes listening to, learning from, and collaborating with the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka and actively incorporating their culture and heritage into the practice of responsible destination marketing and management of the region.

We understand that this land acknowledgement is only a small step towards the larger process of reparations and reconciliation.

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