Vancouver Ranks as Top Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Spot In Canada

Total Solar Eclipse

If you aren’t going to catch a glimpse of the total solar eclipse this morning, you’re really missing out!

Not only is it one of the rarest astral displays to witness, but Vancouver is a prime location this year.

Every big city across Canada will see the eclipse today, August 21st; however, Vancouver is the ideal Canadian city to view it. The only better place in all of Canada to catch the celestial show is Victoria.

Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Details

The percentage in Victoria that the sun will be covered is nearly 90%. Vancouver is only a little bit behind them, with approximately 87% of the sun covered. If you are located in the East, in places like Halifax, you’ll only see about half of the sun covered.


The eclipse will reach its peak coverage in Vancouver at 10:21 am this morning. If you get the chance to venture out that would be the ideal time to see this spectacular occurrence. For Vancouverites the entire show will finish at 11:37 am.

Happy viewing!

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