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1986 Vancouver Vintage Poster, Expo 86 - Beneath the Sails, Canada Pavillion

$125.00
  • 1986 Vancouver Vintage Poster, Expo 86 - Beneath the Sails, Canada Pavillion

Anonymous

1986 Vancouver Vintage Poster, Expo 86 - Beneath the Sails, Canada Pavillion

$125.00

Date: 1986
Size:  
22 x 34 inches
Artist: Unknown

About The Poster:  

A wonderful poster for the Canadian Pavillion at Expo 86, a World's Fair held in Vancouver, British Columbia from Friday, May 2 until Monday, October 13, 1986. The fair, the theme of which was "Transportation and Communication: World in Motion - World in Touch", coincided with Vancouver's centennial and was held on the north shore of False Creek. It was the second time that Canada held a World's Fair, the first being Montreal's Expo 67. . It was also the third World's Fair to be held in the Pacific Northwest in the previous 24 years as of 1986 and as of 2018 it still stands as the last World's Fair to be held in North America.

The initial idea was to have a modest transportation exposition that would mark the city's 100th anniversary. It soon blossomed into a full exposition thanks to the help of the Vancouver Exposition Commissioner-General at that time, Patrick Reid. The theme of Transportation and Communication led to the conglomeration of many different exhibits of transportation networks. This included a monorail that glided over the crowds that included a trip to every zone.

Poster is in very good condition and ready to frame.

Expo 1986 Trivia: The Fair was opened by Charles, Prince of Wales and his first wife, Diana, Princess of Wales.