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Sunset Ceremonies

Spend a summer evening with friends and family. Enjoy an Ottawa tradition and watch a performance by a national icon!

June 25 - June 29, 2014
Free Admission

Sunset Ceremonies runs nightly from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with the Kids Zone opening at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the home of the Musical Ride.

*If show is canceled due to weather, information will be provided by 5 p.m. on our website and social media.

Sunset Ceremonies 25th Anniversary

Directions to
Musical Ride Centre
1 Sandridge Road,
Ottawa, Ontario 
K1G 3J2

The performance line-up promises to be memorable with something for spectators of all ages.

  • The world famous Musical Ride
  • Equestrian Abilities Show
  • Mounted Arms Display
  • RCMP/Ottawa Police Service Pipes and Drums and Dancers
  • Central Band of the Canadian Forces
  • Rescue dogs from the Ottawa Valley Search & Rescue Dog Association
  • KIDS Zone that will include the DND kids' obstacle course, petting zoo, face painting and much more.

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Canadian Sunset Ceremonies started in Ottawa in 1989. Created as a way to thank the people of the National Capital Region for their support of the RCMP, the Sunset Ceremonies have become a time-honoured tradition. 


The RCMP Musical Ride Centre is located at 1 Sandridge Road (St. Laurent Blvd. and Sandridge Rd) approximately 10 minutes east of downtown Ottawa. To reach the Centre by bus, use the OC Transpo travel planner or call OC TRANSPO at 613 741-4390. Free parking is available off Rockcliffe Parkway.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the show! Admission and parking are both free. However, you are encouraged to donate on site to the RCMP Foundation. The Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and your contributions help support Canada's Youth at Risk Programs.