Expo Retro

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Description: John Travolta touring the Expo 86 site.
Type of Resource(s): still image
Description: Aerial photograph of the eastern section of the Expo 86 Fairgrounds with many of the iconic Expo landmarks visible (Expo Centre - now known as Science World, Canada Place, B.C. Place Stadium, B.C. Pavilion, etc).
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Description: Aerial photograph of the eastern section of the Expo 86 Fairgrounds with many of the iconic Expo landmarks visible (Expo Centre - now known as Science World, Canada Place, B.C. Place Stadium, B.C. Pavilion, etc).
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Description: Aerial view of Expo 86. On the right is the Great Hall of Ramses II. On the left is the floating McDonald's restaurant known as 'McBarge'. False Creek is in the backdrop.
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Title: Air Plaza
Description: Air Plaza at Expo 86.
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Description: Mother and two small children pose for photograph at the Highway 86 Installation at Expo 86.
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Description: Young girl sits inside pedicab at Expo 86's Philippine Pavilion.
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Title: Bull Ride
Description: Woman rides bull art installation at Expo 86.
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Description: Boy learns to ride a motorcycle with a mystery man with more modes of transportation behind them.
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Description: The Canadian Heritage Festival at Expo 86 had daily shows for a month during the summer. This multicultural show featured performers from all across Canada. This photo shows the group finale taken from the amphitheater at Canada Place.
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Description: The Canadian Heritage Festival at Expo 86 had daily shows for a month during the summer. This multicultural show featured performers from all across Canada. This photo shows one of the dance groups (first settlers) taken from the amphitheater at Canada Place. A First Nations Thunderbird adorned the top of the theatre.
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Description: The Canadian Heritage Festival at Expo 86 had daily shows for the month of July. This multicultural show featured performers from all across Canada. This photo shows a group performing a ribbon dance on the Plaza of Nations stage.
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Title: Ciao Expo!
Description: "Ciao Expo!" spray painted on the Italian Pavilion at Expo 86.
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Description: Janet Wees remembers Expo itself as an exciting time, but the opportunity to reconnect with fellow past and present residents of Saskatchewan was even more meaningful. Like many others she has observed how Expo changed the character of Vancouver from small town to big city.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: Crowds Inside British Columbia Pavilion.
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Description: Chris Keatley is the Director of Vancouver's Pendulum Gallery. Sunshine Frere writes for the Vancouver Is Awesome website. The two worked together to collect and display photographs from Expo 86. They share their personal experiences with Expo, how the idea of the photo exhibit got off the ground, and the challenges of launching a crowd sourced exhibit of old photographs.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical

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