Join us and celebrate the Canadian spirit in a unique combination of history and art. This 45-60 minute walk takes place in historic downtown Kingston, Canada’s first capital. Our professional actors and musicians will lead you on a journey to explore Sir John A. Macdonald’s favourite haunts and regale you with tales of his national triumphs, political scandals and his own touching personal story.
“Without a doubt the best tour in Canada” VACAY.CA
In Sir John A.’s Footsteps is an ever-evolving theatrical walking tour, and the only one in Canada about the man who created the nation. The tour is never the same. So rich and full was the life of our first Prime Minister that our actors have a wealth of experiences to present.
In Sir John A.’s Footsteps is an ever-evolving theatrical walking tour, and the only one in Canada about the man who created the nation. The tour is never the same. So rich and full was the life of our first Prime Minister that our actors have a wealth of experiences to present. On any given day you may:
Visit the hotel where Mackenzie King spoke to the dead during a session with spiritualists.
Stand in Market Square behind City Hall where the first-ever Canada Day was celebrated on July 1, 1867.
Visit the home of the man who hated Sir John A. Macdonald most.
Experience our first Prime Minister’s triumphs including his uniting Atlantic and Pacific with a railway and winning six majority governments (a record that makes even Jean Chretien envious!).
Help our actors and musicians create new chapters in this fascinating story!
In the words of former Prime Minister Paul Martin, “This is Canadian history at its best.” (Globe and Mail, June 29, 2013)
As we approach the bicentennial of Sir John A.’s birth in 2015, this Walk affords all Canadians an opportunity to explore and be excited by early Canadian political history. Could there be a better time to take the Walk?
In Sir John A’s Footsteps has been featured on Global TV national news, CBC Radio and CTV; and in the Toronto Star and daily newspapers across Canada. The Tour has been led by many proud Canadians including Don Cherry, Prime Minister Paul Martin, and broadcasters Steve Paikin and Lloyd Robertson.
“This lovely one hour play makes history alive, funny and fascinating!” Helen D, Orangeville, Canada (took the walk)
“Best walking tour we have ever had!” krysta_leeann, Kingston, Canada (took the walk)
“So Much Fun!” jkatebee, Guelph, Canada (took the walk)