Expo 86

EXPO 86 was an international transportation and communications exposition in VANCOUVER timed to celebrate the city's centennial. It opened 2 May 1986 and ran 165 days to 13 Oct, attracting 22,111,577 visitors. The single-day attendance record was 341,806. Criticized as a giant make-work project that diverted public money from much-needed social programs, it was promoted by its boosters as a way of putting Vancouver on the map as a world-class city; it was also touted as a source of economic...

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