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“Fun” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Changing of the Guard

Changing of the Guard
East Lawn, Rideau Hall | Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8, Canada (Byward Market Area)
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Owner description: Formal ceremony taking place daily during the summer on Parliament Hill that shouldn't be missed.
Richmond, Virginia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Fun to watch and the music was interesting too. Much pageantry - nice to see that the public is allowed to get up close and personal to government things in Canada.

Visited July 2012
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St. John's, Canada
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Ok, but a little long”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We followed the guards up the road in front of the Chateau Laurier and onto the grounds of Parliament Hill. The actual changing of the guards was a little drawn out so we left early.

Visited July 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Completely awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

This is the best thing to do in Ottawa. This is an actual Canadian military regiment with battle honours in many wars. THe ceremony is very cool and they do their drills daily at 10am with complete precision. Hot days one of them sometimes faints and occasionally impales him/herself on their bayonet. Not for the squeamish.

Visited July 2012
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Ontario
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Neat, but not as exciting as expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

This was interesting for about the first 10 minutes, but after that, not so much. Didn't end up staying for the entire thing as the kids were bored, and it was very hot and sunny.

Visited August 2012
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saskatchewan
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“fun to watch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

There were alot of people there the day we were there, but everyone was very helpful. The guards were dressed in uniform and played instruments...is was interesting. You could take pictures and videos.

Visited July 2012
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