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“Ottawa citizen! You still must take in this attraction”

Changing of the Guard
Ranked #2 of 27 Concerts & Shows in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Formal ceremony taking place daily during the summer on Parliament Hill that shouldn't be missed.
Reviewed November 5, 2012

While walking downtown last July, my husband and I decided to go to Parliament Hill to see the changing of the guard, an attraction we had seen well over 30 years ago. The pomp and circumstance are still the same and the experience makes any Canadian feel proud. We were able to mingle and talk to a few tourists from the United States who were equally impressed with the changing of the guard and with Ottawa in general. It was also an opportunity for us to answer their questions about places and things that they should see while in Ottawa.

Thank Clara1953
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

We liked watching the Changing of the Guard but found that, although we stayed from start to finish, we could have dropped in at any time and enjoyed the music and marching. It is definately something you should see while in Ottawa.

Thank Luv3Girls
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

This is free & fun to watch.
We also got to take pictures with one or two of them after.
Some might find it a tad long & there is no parking on site.

Thank rosysara
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Guide was very informative and the ceremony was very precise and interesting. Plenty of room to see all aspects of the display.

Thank BeneViator
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

For us yanks from the south who have never had the opportunity of visiting London to see the Changing to the Guard, this has to be a close second! Being able to the witness this ceremony and with the full traditional of the beefeater uniforms is a lot of fun. Music, precision marching, and ceremony a nice way to start off your day at Parliament Hill.

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