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Expo '86 Combination First Day Cover

Expo '86 Combination First Day Cover

The 1986 World Exposition on Transportation and Communication, or simply Expo '86, was a World's Fair held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from May 2 until October 13, 1986. The fair, the theme of which was "Transportation and Communication: World in Motion - World in Touch", coincided with Vancouver's centennial and was held on the north shore of False Creek. It was the second time that Canada held a World's Fair, the first being Expo 67 in Montreal (during the Canadian Centennial).

Up until the late 1970s, the 173 acre (0.7 km2) site on False Creek, where Expo was staged, was a former CPR rail yard and an industrial wasteland.

In all, more than 22 million people attended the expo and it was considered a tremendous success. It remains to date the biggest event in British Columbia history and is viewed by many as the transition of Vancouver from a sleepy provincial backwater to a city with some global clout. It marked a strong boost to tourism for the province. The Canada Pavilion, now Canada Place on the harbour waterfront

Canada Post 34¢ Canadian Pavillion and 39¢ Communication commemorative unaddressed combination first day cover.

Scott #1078 and #1079

$1.95 CDN

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