Expo 86 in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC) Canada

1986 World's Fair memoir

A personal travel view
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Vancouver hosted a World Exposition from May to October 1986.

The theme of Expo 86 was "Transportation and Communication: World in Motion - World in Touch."
The exhibits illustrated transportation items ranging from a Roman Chariot to a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Some were housed in the old Yaletown Roundhouse which remains in current use.

Vancouver Expo 86 Roundhouse view Vancouver Expo 86 Roundhouse chariot Vancouver Expo 86 Roundhouse Benz car Vancouver Expo 86 Soviet Soyuz space craft

Pavilions and exhibits showed Vancouver at its best. I visited on the days with both the smallest and biggest attendance figures.

Vancouver Expo 86 Soviet Gugarin pavilion statue Vancouver Expo 86 Saskatchewan Pavilion Vancouver Expo 86 shuttle monorail Vancouver Expo 86 from Cambie Street Bridge Vancouver Expo 86 Floating McDonalds Vancouver Expo 86 plaza view Vancouver Expo 86 busiest day

There were many ways to have fun. Fireworks and exciting rides became commonplace that summer.

Vancouver Expo 86: Moira, Zanne, Maureen beer Vancouver Expo 86: Rob, Les and kids on ride Vancouver Expo 86 Fireworks Vancouver Expo 86 Carousel Ride Hussey Vancouver Expo 86 Carousel Ride Merrill

Special exhibits included Peruvian gold and Egyptian Ramses era sculpture.

Vancouver Expo 86 Peruvian Gold Vancouver Expo 86 Ramses pavilion

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