Join members of the SALON Acting Company aboard VIA Rail’s The Ocean as they provide entertainment for all passengers. The actors portray a host of historical characters, including newsboy Calvin Hobbes, Sir John’s first wife Isabella, Father of Confederation Thomas D’Arcy McGee and even Sir John A. Macdonald himself. Between Montreal and Halifax, the actors will provide three scheduled one-hour performances (one on the night of departure and two the next day). The exact times and locations on board will be arranged with the on-board Service Manager. The performances will be informal in nature – an historical dialogue with passengers. Outside these scheduled performances, the actors will ‘walk’ the train in costume throughout the trip. Between Halifax and Montreal the actors will provide three performances: one in the Halifax Station (at approximately 11:30 am), and two on board. We are currently in the planning stages of organizing a trip from Toronto to Vancouver, dates to be determined.
No Dates Are Scheduled At This Time.
Read about the highlights from our previous three trips here and here. One one such trip, a VIA passenger sent in this video of Calvin Hobbes and D’Arcy McGee performing a song about Lord Sydenham, the first Governor of the United Province of Canada.