We’re walking In Sir John A.’s Footsteps

By Pam Dillon

If there’s one thing my family is doing for sure before the end of the summer, it’s this: we’re taking the walk In Sir John A.’s Footsteps.  I can hardly wait to go on the theatrical walking tour in downtown Kingston. Excited? You bet.

There are a few reasons for this.

Number one? I love Kingston.  The Limestone City is loaded with of history and charm, great restaurants and patios, museums and cultural attractions.  Dull moments don’t happen when you visit Canada’s first capital.

Number two? In Sir John A.’s Footsteps has been called the best tour in the country! How cool is that? The rave reviews have even included one from former PM Paul Martin, a guy who knows a thing or two about walking the prime ministerial talk.

Number three? This adventure in beautiful downtown Kingston is a one-of-a-kind history lesson. Actors and musicians lead the 45 to 60-minute journey that explores the life of the man who created our nation. And it’s never the same.

We might visit the hotel where Mackenzie King reportedly communicated with folks from the other side of the grave or check out the home of Sir John A.’s archenemy. There are all sorts of fascinating possibilities!

Number four? My family will really enjoy it, especially my kids. One of them has been passionate about prime ministers since he was little and Sir. John A. Macdonald is probably his favourite.

Number five: It’s a fun, easy daytrip. We can head to Kingston in the morning and come back in the evening. And if the mood strikes us, there are loads of great places in K-Town to spend a night or two. After all, there’s never any shortage of things to see and do.

Number six: Presented by the Sir John A Macdonald Bicentennial Commission and Salon Acting Company, In Sir John A.’s Footstep is offered through September 2. Just weeks from now, it’ll be over and it’s waaay too good to miss.

The tours start downtown at 209 Ontario Street at 2 and 4 p.m. through September 2. Tickets are available at the Visitor Information Centre, at 613 548-4415 or at sirjohna2015.ca and tourism.kingstoncanada.com.

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