Lofty Douglas firs rise above the distinctive Pavilion of Western Canada, situated on ile Notre-Dme with the Pavilions of Canada and Quebec as immediate neighbors and close to a Minirail station.
The Pavilion is virtually without walls and its earthen embankments. It is finished in natural materials from Western Canada, and in the evenings lights along the lower edge of the pavilion create the impression that it is floating gently upon the shimmering waters of a canal.
Its distinctive and highly original profile sympolizes the topography of the participating provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Colombia, from tree-decked mountain slopes to prairie and ocean.
In nine capsules devoted to Western Canadian resources and their development, sound, sight and smell are brought into play to induce a real sense of participation in the spirit of Man and his World. The resources of industrial production, of agriculture and tourism, and above all of people, have their place.
In 1870, following the creation of Manitoba, came to an end the influence of the company on these regions. Alberta and Saskatchewan became provinces in 1905, and that British Columbia joined the Confederation in 1871. The hospitality of the four major provinces of the West is well known, and the visitor feels at home.
( Document: Official Guide of l'Expo 67, Copyright 1967 by Maclean-Hunter Publishing Co. Ltd. )
Man and is World in 1969
A statue of the angel Moroni greets the visitor at the pavilion. According to Mormon doctrine, the angel is the one in 1827 presented Joseph Smith with gold plates upon which were engraved sacred texts revealing Christ's appearance in America shortly after the resurrection.
The Mormon view of the world is seen in the paintings representing Christ, particularly the one of Christ in the midst of a group of American Indian. Another work is of the prophet Mormon, writting the sacred history of ancient America, as commanded by God.The Book of Mormon has been published in 33 languages and is available throughout the world.
(Man and his world 1969 - Official Guide - published by the city of Montreal)
West Provinces Pavilions