Expo 67 pavilions

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The Expo 67 International and Universal Exposition featured 90 pavilions representing Man and His World, on a theme derived from Terre des Hommes, written by the famous French pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

The exposition displayed many nations, corporations, industries, technologies, social themes, religions and designs, including the US pavilion, a geodesic dome designed by Buckminster Fuller. Expo 67 also featured Habitat 67, an urban modular housing complex designed by architect Moshe Safdie, whose units were purchased by private Montrealers after the fair was concluded, and is still occupied today.

The most popular display of the exposition was the soaring Soviet Union pavilion which attracted about 13 million visitors.[1] Rounding out the top five pavilions (by attendance) were: Canada (11 million visitors), the United States (9 million), France (8.5 million), and Czechoslovakia (8 million).[1]

The participating countries were:

  • Africa: Algeria, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Mauritius, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, and Upper Volta;
  • Asia: Burma, Ceylon, China (Taiwan), Korea, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Thailand and the United Arab Republic;
  • Australia;
  • Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Federal Republic of Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, the USSR, and Yugoslavia;
  • South America & Caribbean: Barbados, Cuba, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela;
  • North America: Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

Absent countries included the People's Republic of China, Spain, South Africa (banned from BIE-sanctioned events due to its apartheid policy), and many countries of South America.

National pavilions[edit]

(From the Official Guide of Expo 67)

Theme pavilions[edit]

Habitat 67 one of the theme pavilions at Expo 67.

(From the Official Guide of Expo 67)

  • Man the Explorer - Man and Life; Man his Planet and Space; Man and the Oceans; man and the Polar Regions; Man and his Health.
  • Man the Producer - Resources for Man; Man in Control.
  • Man the Creator - The Gallery of Fine Arts; Contemporary Sculpture; Industrial Design; Photography.
  • Man in the Community - Seven displays relating Man to the urban life and his interdependence on others.
  • Man the Provider - Agriculture.
  • Labyrinth - A pavilion of functional architecture designed for the presentation of the multi-screen film In the Labyrinth.
  • Habitat 67 - A novel construction project related to Man's housing needs.

Privately-sponsored pavilions[edit]

Indians of Canada pavilion.

Provincial and state pavilions[edit]

The Expo 67 Ontario pavilion

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "USSR, Canada, Biggest Attractions". Canadian Press. 1967-10-30. 
  2. ^ Expo guide book, p. 178
  3. ^ Michael McClelland & Graeme Stewart, ed. (26 October 2007). Concrete Toronto: A Guide to Concrete Architecture from the Fifties to the Seventies. Coach House Books. pp. 107–109. ISBN 978-1-55245-193-9. 
  4. ^ "Papineau Gérin-Lajoie Le Blanc". Retrieved 25 April 2013. 

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