To celebrate the anniversary of opening day of Expo '86, the Museum of Vancouver is turning back the clock for a day of special 1986 pricing: Admission on this day will be just $4.00 for everyone!
We invite you join us for cake and to see our new display: Recollecting Expo '86.
Date: Monday, May 2 at 11:00am
*Special pricing available for this day only, at the MOV admissions desk.
Expo 86 was a game changer. It remains one of the largest public events ever held in British Columbia, and it was a catalyst for major projects in real estate, infrastructure, and architecture. The fair attracted over 22 million visitors and gave Vancouver international stature. The provincial town became a bold city with boundless potential.
Expo 86 had an impact on everyone who took part in it. Vancouverites remember what they did there and who was with them. Many residents held onto their memories by collecting souvenirs, including maps, pins, and T-shirts.
With Recollecting Expo 86, the Museum of Vancouver marks the 30th anniversary of the opening of the 1986 World Exposition on Transportation and Communication. It also spotlights the important role of collectors as memory keepers. This display presents a fraction of Pete Visscher’s impressive collection of Expo 86 memorabilia.
We invite you to share your memories and images of Expo 86 on Twitter and Instagram. Please use the hashtag #RecollectingExpo86.