Historic Canada: Vancouver's Expo '86

To mark the 100th anniversary of the city’s founding and the arrival of the first trans-Canada train, Vancouver’s political and business leaders invited the whole world to participate in the festivities. The result was Expo ’86, and more than 22 million people came for the party. It took eight years of planning and hard work to transform a former railroad yard into a colourful showplace full of pavilions and shows for the six-month event, but those lucky enough to have been there would agree that it was worth it. Expo ’86, truly a world’s fair, included pavilions from 9 provinces and territories, 54 nations and international groups, and 3 American states. Many of Canada’s largest industries joined in, as well, to celebrate the fair’s theme, “A World in Movement, A World in Touch.” Vintage photographs recapture the fun and excitement of the largest event held to that time in British Columbia.

Arcadia Publishing, 2009
128 pages
$21.99

This book salutes Expo 86, the last world's fair held in North America. Expo 86 has long been one of my favorite fairs and I was thrilled to be able to share my collection of photographs from a great summer. I'm also thrilled that this is the first book in Arcadia's new "Historic Canada" series.

The book is $19.80 (10% off) plus $7.15 for Priority Mail shipping. International buyers should write for air mail rates as they vary by location.

Please let me know if you would like the book signed in any special way, just signed, or left unsigned.

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Bill Cotter
17242 Van Gogh Street
Granada Hills, CA 91344

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Bill Cotter
December 5, 2015