Archive of posts tagged "expo86"

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 […]