PLAZAS, PUBS & ENTERTAINMENT
Situated close to the geographical centre of Expo '86, the Blue Zone was the heart of entertainment and administration. This was one of the few areas designed to last beyond the fair. Most of the major structures still stand today.
During the day, this area was the place for formal ceremonies. But at night, the area came alive with pubs, bars, and if you were lucky enough to snag a ticket, you were never far from seeing a big name act at the Labatt's Expo Theatre.
The Blue Zone
have been called the BC Zone. Keeping the area all to itself, the host
province turned the Blue Zone into a showcase of British Columbia and
people. The idea behind this was to insinuate that the province
too vast, its resources too many, the natural splendour too extreme and
the people too diverse to be showcased in a single pavilion.
British Columbian exhibits spilled out of the buildings into the open
The British Columbia Pavilion consisted of three indoor venues
by a rain forest and covered plaza. Marine exhibits were located
along the water's edge. The plaza and entertainment centre itself was
of British Columbia's urban landscape.