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“Traditional fun”

Changing of the Guard
Ranked #3 of 28 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.
Gatineau
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Traditional fun”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

Pomp and circumstance at it's best. A traditional parade based on the English tradition at Buckingham Palace reflecting our roots.

Visited June 2013
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Vaughan, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“a must see”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is definitely something to see in Ottawa. It's a part of our history and the daily procession of the guards is interesting. If in Ottawa, you have to see this at least once.

Visited July 2013
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Sturgeon Bay
Level 6 Contributor
273 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Pretty but Long”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Arrive early for a good spot and enjoy! Since we were watching on a very hot day, we pooped out at the end and left about 15 minutes before it finished. The bagpipes were great, as were the stunning uniforms. The Parks Service Guides will answer all your questions before and after. It was a neat treat!

Visited June 2013
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Thornhill, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“WOW”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Been there yesterday and I'm still speechless. I've seen changing of guard in London more than once or twice but this one is absolutely more impressive. I didn't expect the ceremony to last for so long (more than half an hour) and yet, there was never a dull moment. There was one specific melody the orchestra played who was so touching and beautiful I can't take it out of my head and keep humming it all the time. If someone knows where I can find the name of this melody I would really appreciate it.

Visited June 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fun to watch”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Interesting to watch it once, after that it is repetative! Go on a nice sunny day to fully enjoy it. Good views if you go all the way towards the back, you will be higher up and can take everything in. Kids will love it

Visited July 2012
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