Celebrating the 35th anniversary of Expo 86

May 2nd, 2021

The 1986 World Exposition on Transportation and Communication, better known as Expo 86, was opened by the Prince and Princess of Wales in a spectacular ceremony at BC Place Stadium on May 2, 1986.

The theme of the fair was 'Transportation and Communication: World in Motion – World in Touch' and it ran from May 2 until October 13, 1986, coinciding with Vancouver's centennial.

Expo 86 recorded more than 22 million visits over it's nearly 6-months-long run, with a single day record of more than 340,000 guests.

From the archives: The closing ceremony of Expo 86. www.cbc.ca/1.3545161

Posted by CBC Vancouver on Monday, May 2, 2016

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