Canada at the World's Fair / Expo / Expositions

Canada has been at almost every World's Fair or Expo since the British Great Exhibition of 1851. I hope to show the range of architecture and ideas that have shown how inventive Canadians can be. “My predecessor wanted you to know Canada for its resources. I want you to know Canadians for our resourcefulness.” -Justin Trudeau, January 2016
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"This traditional Quebec style pavilion will display Quebec's natural resources and artcrafts and also introduce the Montreal Exposition using eight movie projectors simultaneously."

Expo 70 - Quebec Pavilion "This traditional Quebec style pavilion will display Quebec's natural resources and artcrafts and also introduce the Montreal Exposition using eight movie projectors simultaneously.

"Discovery" "With four sloping mirror covered walls, this pavilion will present a narrative of Canada, past and future."

"Discovery" "With four sloping mirror covered walls, this pavilion will present a narrative of Canada, past and future.

Expo 70 in Osaka serves as aprofound warning of the future state of the Japanese environment; claims Malcolm Fitz-Earle in accompanying letter. Fitz-Earle was host at Canadian Pavilion.

Expo 70 in Osaka serves as aprofound warning of the future state of the Japanese environment; claims Malcolm Fitz-Earle in accompanying letter. Fitz-Earle was host at Canadian Pavilion.

Quebec Pavilion from Expo 70  picture from an article in the Montreal Gazette by Irene Heywood and pictures by Ellefsen, Chicoutimi.

Quebec Pavilion from Expo 70 picture from an article in the Montreal Gazette by Irene Heywood and pictures by Ellefsen, Chicoutimi.

JAL Japan Air Line Advertisement from the January 1970 issue of the Rotarian magazine

JAL Japan Air Line Advertisement from the January 1970 issue of the Rotarian magazine

Practising up so they'll be able to tell the world about Ontario at Expo 70 in Japan; Ontario pavilion guides Frank Foulkes; Judy Kobayashi and Karen Henderson were among group that gathered for instruction session yesterday.

Practising up so they'll be able to tell the world about Ontario at Expo 70 in Japan; Judy Kobayashi and Karen Henderson were among group that gathered for instruction session yesterday.

Seiko Advertisement from the January 1970 issue of the Rotarian magazine

Seiko Advertisement from the January 1970 issue of the Rotarian magazine

British columbia: With its huge vertical bark-covered logs soaring as high as 160 feet; the B.C. pavilion at Osaka's Expo 70 will be the tallest wood structure in the world. The logs symbolize British Columbia's claim to the tallest trees in the world; but the pavilion also will reflect British Columbia's rugged mountain; its rivers and its rich resources.

British columbia: With its huge vertical bark-covered logs soaring as high as 160 feet; the B.C. pavilion at Osaka's Expo 70 will be the tallest wood structure in the world. The logs symbolize British Columbia's claim to the tallest trees in the world; but the pavilion also will reflect British Columbia's rugged mountain; its rivers and its rich resources.

Watched by kimona-clad Japanese girl Ontrio Premier John Robarts last night points out to Japanese Consul Ryoko Ishikwa (left) features of Ontario Pavilion the province plans to erect for Expo 70 in Osaka; Japan. With them are Chris Chapman and Douglas Rowland (right); the architect who designed building.

Watched by kimona-clad Japanese girl Ontrio Premier John Robarts last night points out to Japanese Consul Ryoko Ishikwa (left) features of Ontario Pavilion the province plans to erect for Expo 70 in Osaka; Japan. With them are Chris Chapman and Douglas Rowland (right); the architect who designed building.

Signing autographs at Expo 70 in Osaka; Japan; is one of the major tasks of Cathy Fauquier; 25; of Toronto; one of the hostesses at the Ontario pavilion there. Like all other school children in Japan; these young girls are in school uniform. Some of the pavilions at Expo can be seen in the background. School children approach any foreigner on the Expo site - particularly Westerners - asking for autographs.

Signing autographs at Expo 70 in Osaka; is one of the major tasks of Cathy Fauquier; of Toronto; one of the hostesses at the Ontario pavilion there. Like all other school children in Japan; these young girls are in school uniform.

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