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Changing of the Guard

With a flash of scarlet and a skirl of pipes, history comes to life!

The Canadian Army was born in 1883 with the establishment of the Infantry School Corps, Company 'A' in Fredericton. Watch as period dressed guard re-enact a drill ceremony to the beat of a piper and drummer.

Maybe you will be selected to 'inspect' the guard!

Ceremonies take place at Officers' Square in July & August:
7 days a week at 11am & 4pm (with a third ceremony on Tues. & Thurs. at 7pm)

Sentry duty changes on the hour at City Hall. Local dignitaries inspect most Thursday morning ceremonies.

Please note: On August 15 the 4pm & 7pm Changing of the Guard ceremony will be relocated to the grounds of the Legislative Assembly.  On August 25, the 11am COG ceremony will take place at the Legislature and the 4pm COG ceremony will take place in Phoenix Square. 

Note: Weather permitting; for information on cancellations, please consult our Visitor Information Centres (City Hall, 397 Queen St), tel: 460-2129 

Jul 2 - Aug 25, 2017