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Changing of the Guard
June 2 to 23, 2014
Everyday • 10 a.m.
June 24 to September 1, 2014
Everyday • 10 a.m.
Access with a guided tour.
The Changing of the Guard has been a tradition at La Citadelle since 1928.
The Changing of the Guard lasts for 35 minutes and takes place on the parade ground. The new guard assumes its post and relieves the old guard from its duties. This colourful, precisely choreographed ceremony involves the inspection of the troops by the officers, music by the Royal 22e Régiment Band, and the regimental mascot, Batisse the goat.
The Changing of the Guard takes place daily at 10:00 a.m. from June 24 to the first Monday of September at the citadel parade ground. Ceremonies may be cancelled due to bad weather or for operational reasons.
* This year, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal 22e Regiment, the changing of the guard will be presented exceptionally from 2 to 23 June, at 10:00 a.m, Monday to Friday.
Photo credit: Luc Antoine Couturier
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