Canadian Mounties are as Rare as Hens’ Teeth! It isn’t that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police no longer exist. They do, indeed. After all, they are the federal and national police force of Canada. It’s just that the regular uniform no longer consists of the original high collared scarlet tunic, midnight blue breeches with yellow leg stripe, and wide brown, flat brimmed hat. If you happen to come across such a well-dressed gentleman, take notice, especially if the occasion is devoid of special event, festival parade, or training demonstrations. My husband and I followed a Mountie as he wandered along Banff Avenue on foot, in a reserved demeanor, before stopping to pose for the tourists. His midnight black horse was nowhere to be found. Perhaps Dudley Do-Right was keeping him company.