June 27-30, 2019
The Sunset Ceremonies are a time-honoured tradition in Ottawa, featuring performances by the world-famous RCMP Musical Ride Mounties and their signature flag-lowering ceremony at sunset, among other activities and police displays.
The Musical Ride, with a full troop of 32 riders and their horses, consists of complex and thrilling cavalry figures and drills choreographed to music. These movements demand the utmost control, timing and coordination.
The Sunset Ceremonies are held at the end of June each year at the RCMP Musical Ride Centre just east of downtown Ottawa. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy this free show!
If you enjoy events that reflect Canadian heritage, you’ll also want to add the Changing of the Guard ceremony to your summer itinerary.