A fascinating variety of marine life is revealed in the Alcan Dolphin Pool which together form the Montreal Aquarium. The building, located only a few steps from La Ronde station of the Expo-Express, are hamoniously set in the Amusement Area of ile Sainte-Hélène on the banks of Dolphin Lake.
These structures are two of the few building on the site which will remain after the Expo 67 closes. The Aluminum Company of Canada Ltd, principal subsidairy of Alcan Aluminum Ltd., built the project as a joint and permanent venture with the City of Montreal.
Immediately upon entering the Alcan pavilion the visitors faces a colony of penguins in Antartic conditions. The next spectacle is one of the most outstanding collections of salt water and fresh water life in North America. There are minute fish weighing less than one ounce and others ranging up to enormous 350 pound groupers. The southsea coral reef exhibit is bathed in a fairyland of color.
The Alcan Dolphin Pool features a troupe of trained dolphins performing acrobatic feats above and below water.
( Document: Official Guide of l'Expo 67, Copyright 1967 by Maclean-Hunter Publishing Co. Ltd. )