Something that you might want to see in Ottawa when you come to visit is the ceremonial changing of the guard.  It runs from June 23rd to August 24th this year (note it does not run from June 25 to July 2nd).

You can go to Parliament Hill to see this; or to the Governor General’s residence at Rideau Hall.  While at Rideau Hall you can also sign up for a free tour of the Governor General’s residence.Changing-of-the-Guard-5tour_img-786967-68

The link below provides details on this event full of pageantry.

CHANGING OF THE GUARD DETAILS