Solar Eclipse Viewing @ Hare Winery Co

Monday, April 8, 2024 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
A once in a lifetime event

Please join us for this incredible celestial spectacle

The upcoming full solar eclipse is one of the most breathtaking astronomical phenomena that we will be lucky enough to see in our lifetime. The last total eclipse experienced in Ontario was in 1979 and the next one won't happen again in Ontario until 2099! The 2024 path of totality takes us to Niagara’s wine region where the Faculty of Science will be hosting a solar eclipse viewing party at The Hare Wine Co.

Join astrophysicist and cosmologist Michael Hudson and other world-renowned researchers from the Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics as they share the science behind solar eclipses and answer questions about the universe in which we live. In addition to using approved eclipse visors to watch the spectacle, guests will be encouraged to use our astronomy telescope we’ve positioned outside in the vineyards.

At full eclipse totality, our Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dr. Brian McNamara, will lead our celebration with a ‘Toast to Totality”.

In case of rain, we’ll remain inside the great room of Hare and together with our astronomers, watch the eclipse progression from the live NASA stream.


*The first 70 registrants will receive a free Eclipse commemorative gift at the event



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Waiting List

We have started a waiting list for this event. Should spots become available, we will contact you through email. To be added to the waiting list, please email Patricia at




Ticket Prices

General Admission:
$34 plus HST:
Includes hors d'oeuvres, eclipse visor, eclipse "Beverage of Totality"

General Admission Plus Wine Tasting:
$50 plus HST:
Includes general admission perks plus a Hare Winery wine-tasting experience


*This is a rain/shine event. Refunds available up to 5 business days prior to event only (April 1, 2024)

Ontario Eclipse Path of Totality

ontario map showing path of totality

Eclipse Viewing Itinerary

2:00 p.m. – Doors open @ The Hare Wine Co.

2:30 p.m. – Welcome and the Science of a Solar Eclipse presentation by Waterloo Astrophysicists

3:00 p.m. – Telelescope viewing in the vineyard

3:19 p.m. – Eclipse moment of totality and group celebration beverage

3:30 p.m. – Q&A session with expert(s)

4:00 p.m. – Wine tasting offered (optional)

4:30 p.m.  – Concluding remarks/event ends


The Hare Wine Co.

769 Niagara Stone Road.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

For More Information

Email: Patricia Printjema