Changing of the guard



The Changing of the Guard ceremony is being replaced by a musical performance by the Royal 22nd Regiment band.

From June 24 to september 1st, wednesday to sunday at 10 a.m.

Musical performance by the Royal 22nd Regiment Band

From June 24th to September 1st, the Royal 22nd Regiment band will offer musical performances at 10 am from Wednesday to Sunday, as well as at 4 pm on specific Thursdays. These shows are included in the admission fee for certain guided tour departures. Please note that performances are canceled in case of rain.

A brief history

The Changing of the Guard has been a tradition at the Citadelle of Québec since 1928 except for a brief hiatus between 1939 and 1945. The ceremony features soldiers of the Royal 22e Régiment decked out in their scarlet regimental dress and bearskins as the "new guard" relieves the "old guard" after 24 hours of sentry duty at the Citadelle's entrance.

It is based on the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and is the only such ceremony in the province—a must-see experience for visitors to Quebec's capital!



Included with Citadelle and Museum admission.

Important to arrive 15 minutes before the ceremony starts.



30 minutes


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By Phone: 418 694-2815

  • The ceremony may be cancelled due to bad weather or for operational reasons.
  • A limited number of chairs are available for persons with restricted mobility. By reservation.