Archive of posts tagged "expo86"

15 Nostalgic Photos of Expo 86

Comments 11 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s surprising how much I remember about Expo 86, given that I was only 6 years old when the World Exposition on Transportation and Communication took over Vancouver from May until October in 1986. I remember going to Guildford Mall to get our family photos taken for our season passes. I had found something to […]

McBarge to ReOpen as Floating Restaurant

Comments 15 by Rebecca Bollwitt

McBarge, the famous floating McDonald’s restaurant from Expo86, is set to reopen. The vessel has been moored in Burrard Inlet for about the last twenty years but following an approval from Mission City Council, it’s getting a new lease on life. Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr The Sturgeons On the Fraser project, which has […]

Expo86 25th Anniversary Party at Science World

Comments 140 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s been 25 years since Vancouver hosted the world for Expo86, complete with gondolas, a monorail, our new SkyTrain, boom boats, and pavilions. To celebrate, Vancouver is Awesome has teamed up with Yelp to throw a fitting bash at Science World on May 6th. Photo: DBarefoot What: Expo 86 Quarter Century Look-back Party Including films, […]

25 Years of SkyTrain Service

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday I came across a post on The Buzzer Blog (via Vancouver is Awesome) that featured photos of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s ride on the SkyTrain during Expo 86. It was December 11th, 1985 that SkyTrain took its first run through the tunnels at Waterfront Station and throughout 2011, Translink will be celebrating SkyTrain’s […]

Vancouver's Expo 86 Book

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

As we prepare to welcome the world in just 15 days I thought I would take a look back at the last time Vancouver hosted an event of global proportions. I was recently sent a copy of the book, Vancouver’s Expo 86 to read and review. Expo 86 was a multi-month world’s fair that took […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: McBarge

Comments 22 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Continuing my History Tidbits series we’ll explore the history of the McBarge, as requested by @TylerIngram. The McBarge floated into town in 1986 when Vancouver hosted the world for Expo, which began in the spring of and ran until the fall. Commemorating Vancouver’s centennial, it was the last world’s fair in North America, “it is […]