The Changing Of The Guard is a daily tradition from late June to late August on Parliament Hill, with the Ceremonial Guard going through a military ceremony on the lawn before Centre Block each morning starting at ten. Much of the troop march up towards the Hill from Cartier Square, escorted by Ottawa Police motorbikes who stop traffic ahead of their route. I photographed them one day as they were coming up alongside the National War Memorial, past the National Arts Centre. These servicemen and women are regular and reservist soldiers from across the Canadian Armed Forces who spend the summer doing this before returning to their usual duties the rest of the year.
Turning left on Wellington where the street crosses Plaza Bridge, the Guard pass by the Chateau Laurier.
And from there it's on to their rendezvous on the Hill with the other members of the Guard for a ceremony that takes about a half hour. The rest of the day, the Guard spend doing smaller scale changing of the guard ceremonies at Rideau Hall.