Changing of the Guard

90 Wellington St.
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2- Map It
(613) 993-1811

AAA Editor Notes

Changing of the Guard takes place on the lawns of Parliament Hill. The traditional military ceremony is performed by “ceremonial guards,” assembled from two regiments—the governor-general's Foot Guards and the Canadian Grenadier Guards—along with the regimental band and pipers. The ceremony includes inspection of dress and weapons, the Trooping of the Colors and the exchange of compliments between the old and new guards. After the ceremony, guards execute sentry duties at Rideau Hall. Time: Allow 45 minutes minimum.
Free.
Hours: Daily at 10 a.m., late June-late Aug.