Changing of the Guard. Fredericton Garrison Ceremony tourFFredericton’s Historic Garrison District preserves the history of a British garrison stationed on a two-block tract between Queen Street and the St. John River from 1784 to 1869.
The Canadian Army was born in 1883, with the establishment of the Infantry School Corps, in Fredericton. Watch as period-dressed guards re-enact a ceremony to the beat of a piper and drummer.
Now a National Historic Site of Canada, the Garrison is the historic and cultural heart of Fredericton, acting as a hub for festivals, heritage, craft, and entertainment. Visitors can enjoy historic walking tours through the restored soldiers’ barracks, guardhouse, and cell block.
Local artisans operate studios in former casemates below the soldiers’ barracks in Barracks Square, while the Officers’ Square is host to a full-uniform changing of the guard ceremony in the summertime. Summer also brings evening concerts and free movies under the stars.
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