The RCMP Musical Ride is a performance by Royal Canadian Mounted Police on horseback. In 2023 they have shows in Burnaby, Chilliwack and other cities.
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About the RCMP Musical Ride | 2023 Performance Details | Burnaby Show | Chilliwack Shows | Musical Ride Video | Tips | Other Info
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Lower Mainland RCMP Musical Ride Shows
The RCMP Musical Ride is a fabulous event with multiple shows in the Lower Mainland. If you like horses, want photos of Mounties in their red uniforms and are looking for affordable family-friendly entertainment, then these are shows you won’t want to miss!
About the RCMP Musical Ride
Every year the RCMP Musical Ride and its troop of 32 scarlet-uniformed officers entertain audiences in four dozen or so cities across the country.
Shows involve the Mounties riding in formation around a ring, weaving in and out between one another, and doing intricate riding-coordination tricks. They don’t jump through hoops, stand on their horses or do wild acrobatics; rather, they ride around in majestic and very well-timed formation. It’s impressive.
There is usually pre-show entertainment at the events too including a K9 police dog demonstration and some kind of humorous family-friendly act. Also, audience members are normally permitted to go in the ring to meet the horses and riders after each show.
2023 Performance Details
Below are performance dates and details for shows in 2023 as of early May. There will likely be other performances in the Lower Mainland as well, although exact details are to be confirmed.
- June 26th, 2023 – at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby
- June 29th, 2023 – at Chilliwack Heritage Park in the Fraser Valley
Swangard Stadium (Burnaby)
The RCMP Musical Ride stops for a show at Burnaby‘s Swangard Stadium in 2023. The venue is located at 6100 Boundary Road and the show takes place on Monday, June 26th, from 5:00 until 9:00 pm.
Gates open at 5 o’clock and there are displays, food trucks and activities for the first couple of hours. Pre-show entertainment starts at 6:00 pm, the RCMP Musical Ride is at 7:00 pm and audience members can meet the officers and greet the horses when the show finishes at around 7:30.
Admission to the Burnaby event is $15 per person but free for kids under 6 years of age.
Click Burnaby RCMP Musical Ride for tickets and further information.
Chilliwack Heritage Park (Chilliwack)
The Chilliwack Fair and Rodeo is a country fair that takes place at Chilliwack Heritage Park at 7590 Lickman Road. In 2023 the event takes place in August, but the fair’s organizers also present the RCMP Musical Ride at the same location two months earlier.
In 2023 the RCMP Musical Ride visits Chilliwack Heritage Park on Thursday, June 29th. Two shows take place on the same day. The first is at 3:00 pm and the second is at 7:00 pm.
Click Chilliwack RCMP Musical Ride for tickets and more information.
Musical Ride Video
For an idea of what to expect at any of the 2023 shows, below is a video featuring the RCMP Musical Ride at the Abbotsford Agrifair. The footage is from 2018, when the show also took place in Burnaby, Langley and Richmond.
Tips & Advice
Below are some tips and suggestions to help you make the most out of your RCMP Musical Ride experience.
TIP #1: If you can, try sitting close to the edge of the ring. It’s pretty amazing watching the horses ride close by.
TIP #2: For outdoor venues, unless you can find a spot with shade, don’t forget your hat and sunscreen. A re-usable water bottle can be a good idea too (recognizing that at most venues outside food and beverages are not permitted).
TIP #3: Don’t forget your camera. That being said, professional cameras (i.e., with detachable lenses) are generally not permitted.
TIP #4: Members of the audience are usually invited down into the ring at the end of the show for photos and to meet the RCMP riders and their horses. The ring gets pretty crowded with people, as might be expected. If you’re with young children, hold onto them tight and have a pre-arranged meeting spot in case you get separated.
For more information about the show see the RCMP Musical Ride website.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Abbotsford Agrifair
- Vancouver’s June Events Calendar
- Lower Mainland Festivals & Events
- Vancouver Shows & Events
- Vancouver Summer Activities
- Vancouver Places for Children