One benefit for Canadians during the summer season is the ability to view and enjoy a beautiful summer’s sunset. St. Thomas is lucky to have a variety of destinations nearby where one may view a sunset from the best perspective. Below is a list of the many different sites with the best potential to view a St.Thomas sunset. Let us know your favourite spot if it isn't on the list! We are always discovering new locations too!
The Elevated Park is an excellent destination for sunset views. The high vantage point of the park provides a view like none other and it offers all with the opportunity to experience a sunset from above the town of St.Thomas. Be sure to visit the Elevated Park for all your viewing need. Access to the park is off of Centre St. one street back from the Jumbo monument.
Hawks Cliff gives its visitors the opportunity to view Lake Erie from the top of an eroded cliff and it is also a viable destination to view a sunset. The expanse of this view creates an impressive glimpse. Hawks Cliff is located on Lake Erie, near Port Stanley. The Thames Talbot Land Trust is working to preserve the area for generations of birds and people to enjoy - If you visit be aware of the habitat and consider donating to the preservation effort
For some, sunsets are best enjoyed on a beach! A sunset seen from Main Beach in Port Stanley will have you speechless as the sandy landscape and beautiful waterfront scenery conflicting with a summer’s sunset will be like nothing seen before. Furthermore, the Pier which is located on the beach provides another perspective to enjoy!
The Jumbo Monument is located at 65 Talbot Street which is on top of Talbot Hill. Viewing a sunset at the Jumbo site will be a real treat now that Jumbo has some added colour to create an intriguing contrast to the sky and he always appreciates visitors!
In town sometimes it can be difficult to get that big open view that one associates with a typical "sunset photo", but the sky over the Elgin County Railway Museum often provides a beautiful show and shouldn't be missed!
It's the time of year when we take advantage of longer days and it's nice to slow down at the end of the day and follow the light to end the day with a beautiful local sunset. Where are your favourite local sunset spots?