Ceremonial Guard

Annual Inspection of the Ceremonial Guard

Friday, June 21 at 9 am

Hundreds of guards parade the grounds, marching with precision and pageantry to the sound of a military band. The Governor General inspects the Guard during this unique ceremony.

The Changing of the Guard Ceremony

Daily from June 28 to 30 and July 2 to 5, 2019, at 10 a.m.

In its 61st season, the Changing of the Guard ceremony is the most recognized military tradition in Canada’s Capital and has attracted thousands of visitors to Parliament Hill since the first mount in 1959.
From July 6 to August 24, the ceremony will return to the lawns of Parliament Hill for the duration of the 2019 season.

Relief of the Sentries

June 23 to August 24, 2019
Daily: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the hour

Come witness the pageantry, precision and colour of the Ceremonial Guard! Led by a piper, sentries march to their posts at Sussex Gate and in front of the residence during this much-loved ceremony.