The Beating of the Retreat

The Beating of the Retreat

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June 26 to August 30, 2019
Wednesday, Thursday •  4 p.m.

Admission: Included with Citadelle-Musée Royal 22e Régiment’s admission.

* The ceremony may be cancelled due to bad weather or for operational reasons.

Directions

Location : Citadelle/musée du Royal 22e Régiment
Côte de la Citadelle
Québec, QC,

Information about the event
Phone: 418-694-2815

The Beating of the Retreat is based on a European tradition dating back to the 16th century. It signals the end of the day’s service and the closing of the fortress gates. Guards, wearing full regimental dress with scarlet tunic and bearskin hat, assemble on the parade square to lower the colours to the sound of rifle fire and the Canadian National Anthem.

The Royal 22e Régiment Band provides musical accompaniment.

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