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Expo 67

The Canadian pavilion at Expo 67
The 1967 International and Universal Exposition, or simply Expo 67 was a World's fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1967 to coincide with Canada's centennial that year. Part of the fair was held on man-made islands built from earth excavated for the Montreal metro system, first opened in 1966. Expo 67 opened on April 27, 1967 and featured 90 pavilions for nations, corporations and industries including the U.S. pavilion, a geodesic dome designed by Buckminster Fuller. The outer skin of the dome burned off in 1980 but the dome still stands, currently housing a science museum on the theme of water. Expo 67 also featured the Habitat 67 housing complex designed by architect Moshe Safdie, which is still occupied. Today the site houses a casino, a Formula One race track, an amusement park (La Ronde), and many acres of parkland on Ile Saint-Helene.