Usually they tour just 2 Canadian provinces per year. But this being Canada’s 150th Birthday they’ve taken in all the provinces. So today we were treated to the RCMP Musical Ride 2017 near Victoria, BC. It’s the final capital city to see this years performance.
What a perfect day it was at a lovely location along the coast. Other than the intense heat with no shade cover at the peak of the day (1:30-3pm) it was a great turn-out and show.
The RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) was formed in 1920 by the merger of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police with the Dominion Police. The RCMP was formed to implement the law in Canada’s newly acquired western territories.
Obviously back in the early years the police were mounted on horses. We still occasionally see them on horseback, particularly in parades, in large city parks or big outdoor events. But for the most part they are sequestered to the RCMP Musical Ride.
It was a lovely setting of Royal Roads University and the Hatley Castle. Check out our view of the RCMP Musical Ride 2017.
During the performance there is a little bit of history shared. I thought they shared a lot more of the history when we saw the Ride about 20 years ago. But my memory might not serve me well. Hmmm.
Anyways, this shot was of a similar stance to what was on the back of the old $50 bill.
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