1967: Happy Birthday Expo '67
When Canada turned 100, the country held a year-long party. A festive air swept across the nation, and every community planned some kind of event to mark the occasion. To this day, you’ll find "centennial parks" and "centennial libraries" across the country, built as part of our 100th birthday.
There was a centennial song, and a Confederation Train, which travelled across the country carrying exhibitions about Canada. Expo '67 was the most spectacular event, hosted for 6 months by Montreal on two large islands in the St. Lawrence River. The Expo featured pavilions from around the world, and delighted over 50 million visitors.