We had a really good spot for observing the Changing of the Guard. It was fun to watch, and the music was done really well.
As a former member of the Governor General Foot Guards I can state that the changing of the guard is a very spectacular ceremony that will hold ones attention during the entire ceremony. When in Ottawa make sure visit the Parliament buildings and watch the changing of the guards.
What isn't there to like? I also got to see a few guards that switched go home with their girlfriends. It's probably one of the greatest things you can show a kid. I'm not a kid and I enjoyed it.
We were travelling with our 3 children and decided to take a walk to the parliament buildings which were being refurbished. So it wasn't the greatest to look at. But we managed to come just in time for the Changing of the Guard. It was a bit long and the kids got a little fidgety. Not terribly exciting but it... More
Having been at the changing of the Guard at Buckingham palace I was prepared to be disappointed but the ceremony was quite impressive plus you get a much more comfortable view. The large grassed area in front of the Parliament building gave tremendous play for the guards coming in and there was plenty of place to get a good view.... More
Pagentry, Music, Color, and an incomprehensible "plot" I had no clue what they were doing but I enjoyed every minute of it. They had a full Piper Corp, a Concert Band (approx 35 musicians) and lots of Guards in full uniform. Get there early if you want good photos with the Parliament in the background.
A showcase of Canada's British heritage as it reminded me so much of the one in London, albeit in a much more people friendly manner and less crowded. Indeed a nice way to start a day of touring the Parliament buildings and other landmarks.
I have mixed feeling about the changing of the guard. Not that I think that it is not impressive nor interesting, but what is the big deal with it? If it wouldn't be advertised as a must-see, I'd probably give a better rate. Since my expectations were fed with good reviews and recommendations, I prepared myself for taking tons of... More
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