This Guestbook is for your comments on your VISIT to EXPO 86.
Please Add your comments to this guestbook - subject line - EXPO GUESTBOOK - Giving - name, email address, general location of where you are from,
your view of your visit to EXPO and Vancouver itself

Krysta Campbell
British Columbia
September 18, 2006 8:57:28 AM PDT
I was at Expo '86 when I was only one year old with my Grandma and family. The stories from the trip still live on.
Dan Trisevic
British Columbia
June 23, 2006 9:07:09 PM PDT
I like your Expo site and I really like the video clips, except for the one that is the first one. It makes Expo look so rain drenched and not a good time.
I have a question for you. I was wondering whatever happened to Nancy Nash? She was awesome singing the Expo theme song. I sent the Vancouver Olympic site an email and said that I think that they should use it again. It is such a great song and I think it would bring back alot of great memories for people who lived in Vancouver at the time. I would also like Nancy Nash to sing it again. What do you think?
Thanks and great website!! Just love it.
Christina and Larry Wedow
Hanover, Ontario, Canada
June 17, 2006 12:32:41 PM PDT
My husband, Larry and I visited Expo 86 while on our honeymoon. We travelled from Hanover, Ontario, and live here still. It is with great joy that we remain married and can reminisce about our three week travels throughout British Columbia and Alberta. Of course the highlight was Expo! Our stop there was a paltry three days, however, my fondest recollection is the Canada Pavillion, with its spacecraft hovering within the inflated walls of the main exhibition area. I still love seeing photos of the sails of the Pavillion. what I remember most is Highway 86, with its concrete sculptures of commuters with their many different kinds of vehicles embedded within its hills and valleys. I remember it being very hot hazy and humid. As well, the incredible water taxi that took us to and fro from our waterfront B&B on North Van to the site was exhillerating! Our time at Expo was too short, but it was a dream come true to witness a part of history for Canada and to share it with my husband. Congratulations Canada and Vancouver for celebrating 20 yrs!
Happy Anniversary honey... July 12, 1986.
Urso Chappell
San Francisco, california
May 4, 2006 11:18:56 AM PDT
Thanks for the photo! I had a great time in Vancouver. It was great to be back there! I've really been impressed with your site. It's great to see all those videos especially!
Erma & Herb Steele
Williams Lake, B.C.
April 28, 2006 4:24:27 PM PDT
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at Expo 86 in Vancouver. What made it extra special was that our son William Howard Steele was working as a lift operator for the CP Air gondola that crosses False Creek. The picture of this gondola is on your front web page.
Apr 12, 2006, at 3:42 AM
Journalists I loved the expo and I loved my first but not last visit to Canada in 86 to attend. What I enjoyed most was the sense of community on the expo site. I dont think I heard anyone getting annoyed about anything. The street entertainers were world class.
Jhenifer Pabillano
Darcy Wintonyk
CBC Expo 86 Anniversary Special
Part of a team of journalists working on a Vancouver CBC Radio project on the 20th Anniversary of Expo 86. Had a wonderful time visiting your Expo 86 website.

The web site will be used as necessary to help with production of the project and questions answered where possible.
California, USA
April 7, 2006 9:25:53 AM PDT
Recently I ran across family photos of our visit to Expo 86. Expo was a beautiful enlightening experience to always be remembered by our family.
Victoria, British Columbia
April 6, 2006 7:06:25 AM PDT
Cool site, brought back some memories from when I was 3 year old, wow
Trooper Hot Shots - Official Trooper Site
December 13, 2005, at 8:58 AM
Hi Allan,

Thanks for writing. Your site is great! Obviously a labour of love.

The boys really enjoyed seeing the pics you have up there of them at Expo and wanted me to ask if they can get digital copies for their personal collection as well as possible use on the Trooper site. With full credits and a link to you, of course.

Any chance you could send us these, and/or any others you may have kicking around? Please let us know.

Thanks again, and all the best in the new year...


Images were sent with pleasure (and pride being able to do so for Canada's Legendary Rock Group).
Steve Bauer
Portland, Oregon, USA
December 6, 2005 2:46:04 PM PST
Love your site information about Expo '86.
I'm Steve Bauer, a 47-year-old attorney from Portland, Oregon, USA. I took my Scout troop to Expo a couple of times, and then I went back for closing weekend. If it was a permanent thing, I'd probably visit it twice a year. Tremendous amount of fun.

One item I have which I enjoy very much is the Expo soundtrack. We wanted SOMETHING'S HAPPENING HERE, which was on the VHS souvenir tape. I got a note back from the Expo people saying the music was licensed all over the place, and it wasn't a practical thing to sell it all on one recording. However, they ALSO sent along a nice cassette tape, saying it was a limited release for people who had worked at EXPO. I wrote again to say thanks, and they sent me a second one! We've since had it put into a CD format so that we will always have the songs available to listen to and use for personal (not commercial, of course!) reasons.

In searching for EXPO music in other places and formats, I noticed that SOMETHING'S HAPPENING HERE was picked up and used for either national or provincial purposes elsewhere in Canada. I can't remember whether it was for Canada Day or because a particular province was celebrating a certain anniversary.

I have seen the lyrics to CANADA: THIS IS MY HOME printed here and there, and I've seen websites that say it is sort of an un-official second national anthem (well, the USA has "God Bless America," and England has "Jerusalem," so why shouldn't Canada have another national song?). Anyway, I wish I had more of the recorded music of EXPO, but it's true that licensing often gets in the way, and the venue often "leases" the music just for the life of the event.

I have collected a few EXPO souvenirs over the years just for fun. Apparently my pencil sharpener is fairly rare, and I also have one of the paperweights which resembles the globe-shaped science museum still on-site. I went back and visited the site last year for the first time in almost a decade. A bittersweet trip. How I wish EXPO was still with us.

Well, that's more than I intended to write. Again, loved your site. Thanks!
L. Greg Johnson
Los Angeles, CA, USA
December 5, 2005 3:59:39 PM PST
I remember coming on the Ferry over from Victoria and sleeping in my rental car due to hotels being either full or out of my price range. The Expo was amazing, as the pictures brought back to me. I did find it amusing that the subject was something like Transportation of the Future and the rides (even the People Mover) had lines as long as Disneyland's Bobsled or Space Mountain.
Sylvia Dorman
British Columbia, Canada
December 3, 2005 9:54:17 PM PST
I enjoyed the Expo 86 pictures. Brings back all those happy times wandering the site, trying out different restaurants, getting my passport stamped (I still have it:)
So thank you Allan for a great site.
Dave Mischak
North America,
November 28, 2005 11:49:02 PM
I was at expo 86. I was 10 years old at the time, but it was a blast.
Oscar Velazquez Cruz
Latin America
November 15, 2005 07:18:23 AM
I was avisitor to beautiful Vancouver during Words Expo. I was amazed by such a great organization and people! Bought a season pass but lost it. Is there a way I can get a copy out of it? sounds like imposible but nothing is imposible for God!! Blessings and best wishes!!!
Tim McConnaughy Jr
North America
July 23, 2005 07:15:55 AM
I remember Expo 86 back when I was 10 years old. Great memories there with friends. My dad shot lots of video from Expo 86 so it's great to look back at those times.
Lori West
May 15, 2013 2:58 PM
Hi my name is Lori West - I was only 7 years old when I went to Expo 86 with my parents Paul and Mary West with my siblings, Fern and Dwayne - I remember my uncle Frank Williams taking cate of us also - uncle Frank was only 18 years old, but lost my Dwayne - who was in a stroller . . . boy I remember my parents getting so mad at him. Thank god we found him safely with a volunteer.