Artfest Collaborates with Sir John A 2015

Getting ready for the Artfest Kingston show and the theatrical walking tours!!

Creating the puppets!!

Sir John A 2015

“Without a doubt the best tour in Canada.”

Huffington Post

From Canada Day to Labour Day, offers twice-daily theatrical walking tours of Sir John A. Macdonald haunts in historic downtown Kingston, Ontario.  Professional actors and musicians—members of the acclaimed SALON Acting Company—lead these 50 – 60 minute Walks In Sir John A’s Footsteps, offering outstanding entertainment along the way, regaling people of all ages with tales of Macdonald’s national triumphs, political scandals and his own touching and personal story.  Lots of music and comedy too.

In Sir John A.’s Footsteps is ever evolving, the only walking tour in Canada about the man judged by many to be the principal architect of Canada. The tour is never the same. So rich and full was the life of Canada’s first Prime Minister that SALON actors are able to draw on a wealth of performance material. On any given day patrons may find themselves:

  • Visiting the hotel where Mackenzie King spoke to the dead during a session with spiritualists
  • Watching Louis Riel hanged in Market Square
  • Listening to John A. court and serenade his first wife
  • Visiting the home of the man who hated Macdonald most
  • Meeting George Brown, George Etienne Cartier, D’Arcy McGee
  • Agnes Macdonald—his second wife

Experiencing Macdonald’s triumphs that include making political friends of political enemies, joining Canada coast-to-coast by rail, and being knighted by Queen Victoria

Rubbing shoulders with special guests (Former prime ministers Paul Martin and John Turner, Lloyd Robertson, Lisa Ray, Steve Paikin, Don Cherry are a few distinguished Canadians who have been guest guides on the Walks.

Helping theactors & musicians create new chapters of this fascinating story!

In Sir John A’s Footsteps has been featured on Global TV national news, CBC Radio, CTV, in the Toronto Star, and daily newspapers across Canada. 

In the words of former Prime Minister Paul Martin, “This is Canadian history at its best.” (Globe and Mail, June 29, 2013)

Posted on June 18, 2014 .