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Professional costumed actors and musicians of SALON Acting Company lead a tour through the life of Canada’s first Prime Minister

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Promotional value expires Sep 1, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Family Pass is for 2 Adults and children. Not valid for Distinguished Guest or Special Event Tours. Tours meet at the information kiosk in Confederation Park that is adjacent to the Visitor Information Center. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Walking tours let you explore the very sidewalks where that city's famous denizens once strolled and yelled, "I'm famous and I will live forever!" at passing cars. Feel the history beneath your feet with this Groupon.

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  • C$12 for In Sir John A.’s Footsteps group walking tour for two adults (C$24 value)
  • C$15 for In Sir John A.'s Footsteps group walking tour family pass, which covers two adults and unlimited children (C$30 value)

Professional costumed actors and musicians lead tours through Canada’s first capital, Kingston, following the footsteps of its first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. Tours run daily from July 2 to September 1 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., and depart from the information kiosk in Confederation Park adjacent to the Visitor Information Centre.


January 11, 2015 will mark the 200th birthday of Sir John A. Macdonald—Canada’s first prime minister. Theatrical walking tours allow both students and adults to learn about Sir John’s achievements by walking in his footsteps. On these tours—named the Best of 2012 by—professional actors and musicians from the SALON Acting Company dress in period costumes to regale guests with Sir John’s triumphs and scandals. The tours visit the hotel where Mackenzie King spoke to the dead, the Market Square where the first Canada Day was celebrated in 1867, and the home of Sir John’s arch nemesis.

But the celebration of Sir John isn't limited to tours alone. SirJohnA2015 was founded to throw him a party, and like all great parties, its more than a year long. The cross-Canada celebration highlights Sir John’s life and achievements while weaving in entertainment to engage Canadians and recognize the life and legacy of Canada’s first Prime Minister.

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Really enjoyed the tour...staff were great entertainers!
Val B. · July 22, 2013
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