The Changing Of The Guard is a ceremony held through the summer, from late June to late August, commencing precisely at ten in the morning on Parliament Hill. The Ceremonial Guard, consisting of two units, participates each day. One half starts out on the Hill itself, while the other half marches out from the Cartier Square Drill Hall on Laurier, starting around twenty to ten. I caught them one morning in the final days of the season. You can see them coming down Laurier Avenue, passing between Confederation Park on the left and the City Hall complex on the right. This is all done with a police motorbike escort each day to manage traffic.
Turning north onto Elgin Street, the Guards pass First Baptist Church and the Lord Elgin Hotel.
This last shot has them on their way up Elgin. You can see the scaffolding around the National War Memorial in the distance, and the work going on around the National Arts Centre to the right. Drawing your attention to the left side of the street, the newer building is a recent construction, named after a deceased cabinet minister (aka crony) of the not at all missed former prime minister Harper (it's bad manners naming a building after someone who's been dead a month, I'm just saying). The building to its right is the High Commission for the United Kingdom.