7.5 million hamburgers were sold during the fair.
Enough Cotton Candy was sold to fill the British Columbia Pavilion to
8 million ice-cream products were sold.
4.2 million hot dogs were sold. Placed end to end, the line would
stretch from Vancouver to Seattle and back.
1/4 million pounds of coffee was brewed.
1.2 million gallons of beer was consumed.
weddings were performed at Expo 86. One took place under water
six were traditional Shinto ceremonies. It was the first time
Shinto weddings took place outside of Japan.
Expo 86 had the largest gathering of Street Entertainers ever to
and perform in one place. There were over 14,000 street
during the fair's run.
Contrary to popular belief, the Expo watches for sale were not made by
the Swatch company of Switzerland. Expo 86 inspired swatch
were available at the Swiss pavilion for a much greater price.
Expo 86 was the second World Fair to be held in Canada. The first
was Expo 67 in Montreal.
Expo 86 was the largest specialized fair to date in terms of
With 54 international participants, two thirds of the world's
96 Expo committees were formed around British Columbia.
The theme "Transportation and Communication" had a sub theme: "a
Expo 86 boasted the largest Canadian Flag, the largest puck and the
every building on the 173 acre site was designed to be wheelchair
when the Concorde flew over Expo 86 it had to take off and land in
At that time, Vancouver did not have a runway long enough to
terrorism was considered during Expo 86. Every day, dive teams scoured
the coastline and every pavilion was swept for stray belongings.
Pavilion staff were instructed to be on the lookout for any suspiscious