The 1967 World's Fair, better known as Expo 67, took place at Montreal’s iconic Parc Jean-Drapeau to mark Canada’s 100th anniversary. More than 50 million visitors came, making it one of the most successful world's fairs of the 20th century. The theme of the fair was “Man and His World,” manifested in bold and expansive installations like Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic sphere, which is still one of the park’s main attractions. Crowds were treated to performances by the biggest headliners of the day like Thelonious Monk, The Grateful Dead, and Jefferson Airplane.
The site of Expo 67 was fully rebuilt in summer 2019; dubbed Espace 67, the park was redesigned to engage the public through every day use and a range of events. While visiting the park is not entirely possible at the moment, you can still go on a personal retrospective of the expo without leaving your home. Here are a few highlights to get you started.