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A Look Back at Expo 67

On the anniversary of its closing day, take a video tour of Montreal's six months as the center of the world.
Queen Elizabeth II waves to spectators below Montreal Expo 67 from a mini-rail car in Montreal, Canada, July 3, 1967.
Queen Elizabeth II waves to spectators below Montreal Expo 67 from a mini-rail car in Montreal, Canada, July 3, 1967.AP

Montreal's Expo 67 came to a close on October 29, 1967. Over 200,000 visitors that day bumped the final attendance for the six-month fair to 50.3 million, more than twice Canada's entire population at the time.

It was a successful fair, one that managed to survive a 30-day transit worker strike in September and faced no attacks from militant Quebec separatists as originally feared.