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Changing of the Guard

East Lawn, Rideau Hall | Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8, Canada
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Very impressive

The spectacle is well worth the trip. There is a large guard contingency whose precision marching... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2013
capitollover
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Austin, Texas
a great show

you have to be there early to get a good spot to see this show but the pageantry and history of... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2013
glen w
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Saint Thomas, Canada
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Formal ceremony taking place daily during the summer on Parliament Hill that shouldn't be missed.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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East Lawn, Rideau Hall | Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8, Canada
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

The spectacle is well worth the trip. There is a large guard contingency whose precision marching and formations are a sight to behold.

Thank capitollover
Reviewed August 18, 2013

you have to be there early to get a good spot to see this show but the pageantry and history of this event ties our British history in perfectly. this event is free and well worth the time waiting for it to start.

Thank glen w
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Beautiful to watch, but no need to view the entire experience. Small children may easily get bored. Not sure what happens if it is rainy outside. Try to arrive early to get a spot at the front of the viewing areas.

Thank grenouillekatie
Reviewed August 15, 2013

We enjoyed this very much. Although my father missed the royal mounted police and said something like they must be taking a break this year it would have been nice to see . But over all it was very enjoyable.

Thank Bre C
Reviewed August 14, 2013

If you are killing time before a guided tour of the parliament buildings, then this is an okay way to waste a half hour. The ceremony is a little too long. Arrive early and the best viewing is from the Wellington side; alternatively from in...More

Thank driftdiver1
Reviewed August 12, 2013

One of the main tourist events. The changing takes longer than necessary, but the Marching Bands and uniformed guards are worth the time.

Thank appetitetogo
Reviewed August 12, 2013

This was very cool to see as an adult BUT even cooler for my kids I think. They are 6-8 and they were really mesmerized by the entire ritual!! They had many questions in regards to the tradition etc... Some questions we did not even...More

Thank EmmanuelleMTL
Reviewed August 12, 2013

It is a little long but interesting. It takes place at 10 Am each day. Go early and get a place up front so you can see and hear. You must stand because there are no seats available. You may bring a chair.

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Something that happens every day and is a must see. Very interesting. Get there early in the morning and watch the changing of the guards and then go for a tour of our Parliament Building.

Thank sjwproudCanadian
Reviewed August 11, 2013

be sure to watch this attraction every morning at 10:00 on the lawn of the Parliament Building.So much pomp and ceremony including bagpipes.Much precision goes into this.

Thank James R
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susan d
September 25, 2016|
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Response from Roberto S | Reviewed this property |
from their website": June 25 – August 26, 2017 Every summer morning Parliament Hill is alive with music and colourful drills. The Changing of the Guard began as a morning routine on the Hill in 1959, and has turned into an... More
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Rapido142
June 4, 2016|
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Response from rowan008 | Reviewed this property |
The changing of the guard happens everyday during the week around 10am I believe
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