Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland have joined forces in a display of the special qualities and character of Atlantic Canada.
The pavilion is located next to Canadian Government pavilion on ils Notre-Dame, and its large cantilever roof gives an appropriately maritime open and breezy effect. Minirail transport passes the pavilion.
On three levels it provides four main exhibit areas and a top-flight seafood restaurant-chowder bar.
In front of the pavilion, craftsmen are building a 47 ft schooner. This pratical display represents a tradition of ship-building craftsmanship that has flourished in the Atlantic Provinces for more than 200 years.
A principal exhibit deals with the ethnic origins of the people of the Atlantic Provinces, history, environment and opportunity.
It tells of the arrival of Vikings, Portuguese, French and British in Canada - for the Atlantic Provinces were the first to be settled from Europe of all the provinces of which modern Canada is made up.
Outstanding historical events which have shaped the story of the Atlantic Provinces are recalled.
Migrations, first inhabitants, folklore, the spirit of invention, local myths, regional heroes, all these have their place.
( Document: Official Guide of l'Expo 67, Copyright 1967 by Maclean-Hunter Publishing Co. Ltd. )
Man and is World in 1969
Navigation aids, ship models, scenes and photos explain Canada's intense attraction to the sea in this pavilion. The objects were supplied by Canadian ship-owners and maritime shipyards. One section recounts the adventures of Captain Arthur Bernier, a great Arctic explorer. On the terraces outside, anchors, buoys and signals, ships' propellers and masts complement the interior exhibits. The pavilion's restaurant specializes un seafood.
(Man and his world 1969 - Official Guide - published by the city of Montreal)
Atlantic Provinces Pavilions