Expo 67

Welcome: The arrival of Expo 67 was perfectly timed as a salute to Canada as a nation on it's 100th birthday anniversary. When organizers planned this world's fair, they had predicted that only 35 million people would show up. In fact, the enormous success of Expo caught the organizers off guard and much to their surprise, between April 28 and October 29, 1967, over 50 million people from around the world showed up. (Anon.)

USA Pavilion during pre-1967 construction - St. Helen's Island. (A.Little)

Construction on Gyrotron during pre-1967 construction. (A.Little)

After years of preparation Canada and Montreal welcome the opening of Expo 67. The scene is set. (A.Little)

Almost panoramic, but two separate overviews of World's Fair site. (W.Mackenzie)

The Expo Express moved hundred of thousand of visitors between the Victoria Auto Park and the Fair site. (A.Little)

Arrivals disembark from Expo-Express while large crowd watches entertainment. (A.Little)

Place Des Nations
On each National Day there was a morning ceremony when the Head of State concerned,
or his official representative, was officially greeted. (A.Little)

A view from Place des Nations. (W.Mackenzie)

Two Monorail lines, the "Blue" and the "Yellow"
moved fair visitors from one part of the Fair site to others,
at the same time providing fantastic overviews of entire grounds. (A.Little)

"Katimavik" - The Canadian Government Pavilion (A.Little)

Looking from the Canadian pavilion, in the foreground is the Ontario pavilion,
and beyond Riverside Drive, Seaway Park and The Convent at base of Notre Dame Ave. (W.Mackenzie)

The 'Canal' which ran between many Expo theme pavilions,
carried hundreds of thousands of visitors (day and night),
many in gondolas. (A.Little)

An evening photo taking in four separate pavilions. (A.Little)

La Place d'Accueil provides the main gate to Expo and is in La Cité du Havre. Here visitors drew their first impression of the Expo scene. A huge plaza of 2½ acres was on a middle level, above a bus station which was used by taxis and the terminals of the Expo-Express and the Trailer Train which connects Cité du Havre points. (A.Little)

On a beautiful summer's evening in 1967 the USA's Geodesic Dome pavilion is caught in front of a setting sun. (A.Little)

One of the largest and most viewed pavilions was that of the USSR. (W.Mackenzie)

The USSR Pavilion was even more popular after dark. (A. Little)

The British-made Hovercraft ran for 6-months, transporting World's Fair visitors to and from the Expo grounds - coming and leaving from its landing site adjacent to Habitat, downstream from the Victoria Bridge. (W.Mackenzie)

Expo's family picnic grounds with well designed child, as well as animal-proof viewing areas. (W.Mackenzie)

One of the many elaborate attractions at the huge La Ronde amusement park was the Carousel. (W.Mackenzie)

Judging by the usual shrieks, riding the 'Flume' was a thrill for young and old.
It was easy to watch the 'Flume' traffic from the 'Monorail' which passed above. (W.Mackenzie)

A quiet mid-morning view of Expo's Jamaican pavilion.
Like most others, this location became very active
later in the day and well into the evenings. (W.Mackenzie)

The main building of the Thailand Pavilion is a reproduction
of an 18th century Buddhist Shrine. (W.Mackenzie)

The Burmese and Thailand pavilions seen at night. (A.Little)

"Man in the Community" Pavilion. (A.Little)

A view from within the "Man in the Community" Pavilion. (A.Little)

A view of corner section of the large "Great Britain" Pavilion. (A.Little)

One of two mono-rail lines ("Blue" and "Yellow") beneath the "Quebec" Pavilion.

In the distance is the pavilion from France, still standing in 2007,
currently used as the Montreal Casino (A.Little)

Sectional views of the very popular German and British pavilions. (A Little)

And who could ever forget all the stamps we enjoyed collecting whenever we visited a new Pavilion.
Red covered Passports for "Adults" and White covered for "Youth" (S. Collins)