Changing of the Guard

Add to my favorites

June 2 to 20, 2014
Monday to Friday •  10 a.m.

June 24 to September 1, 2014
Everyday •  10 a.m.

* Access with a guided tour.


Location : Citadelle/musée du Royal 22e Régiment
Côte de la Citadelle
Québec , QC

Information about the event
Phone: 418-694-2815

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: Olivier Lavigne-Ortiz

Learn more

Partner: La Citadelle de Québec

Other suggestions:

  • A Shrouded Fortress: Night Tour

    A Shrouded Fortress: Night Tour

    July 30 to November 2, 2014

    When night falls, notable figures from the Citadelle's past come back to life. Join them as they recount true yet little-known tales of their times and transport you back to a long-ago era...

  • The Great War as seen by French painters

    The Great War as seen by French painters

    August 14 to November 11, 2014

    It has been 100 years since the First World War broke out in Europe. To mark the centennial of the start of the war, the Musée de l'Armée at Les Invalides in Paris consented to a special loan to t...

  • The 350th anniversary of Notre-Dame de Québec

    Major Event

    The 350th anniversary of Notre-Dame de Québec

    December 8, 2013 to December 28, 2014

    The Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral was the first cathedral built in North America, making Notre-Dame de Québec the first Catholic parish founded north of the Spanish colonies. The 350th anniversary celebrations will...

  • Camping Bougex at the summit

    Camping Bougex at the summit

    September 20 to 21, 2014

    During the Great Color Adventure, live the 10th edition of camping Bougex at the summit of the mountain. A unique experience, that comes only once a year! A night next to the Chalet de la Crête and u...

  • Great Colour Adventure

    Great Colour Adventure

    September 20 to 21, 2014 • September 27 to 28, 2014 • October 4 to 5, 2014

    4 weekends of outdoor activities and an exciting programming...

  • Le Circuit des couleurs

    Le Circuit des couleurs

    September 26 to 28, 2014

    The municipality of Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury and the Tewkesbury citizens’ association are hosting the 4th edition of this art festival at parc de la Chapelle in Tewkesbury (3405 route Tewkesbury). This...

Show More

See Also