The following excerpt is from the Expo 67 Official Guide on Canadian Pacific-Cominco’s private pavilion.
Visitors to the Canadian Pacific-Cominco Pavilion on Ile Notre-Dame (C-478) will see a completely new dimension in the art of motion pictures. Francis Thompson and Alexander Hammid, who produced an outstanding award-winning film for the New York World’s Fair, have used a new multi-camera film technique and spent 18 months travelling across Canada to produce a charmingly humorous film on Canadian youth against a background of some of the country’s most beautiful scenery. The viewer doesn’t just see the film-he will participate in it in an exciting and unusual manner.
After the film show, lasting approximately 20 minutes, visitors visit the “5 + 1” exhibit building and encounter a completely different and fascinating experience. Here, through actual participation, visitors have fun learning things about the five senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Finally, in the “5 + 1” area, the theme Man and His World is related to the worlds of the two sponsoring companies, Canadian Pacific, the world’s most complete transportation system, and Cominco Ltd., a Canadian mining, metal and chemical company with world-wide operations.
Image: Architects: Dobush, Stewart, Bourke, Longpré, Marchand & Goudreau.
Design: 12-sided circular structure and rectangular structure connected by a covered bridge.
Area: 16,700 sq. ft.
Height: 40′ (theatre), 25′ (exhibition building)
Dimensions: Size: 100′ diameter (theatre),
40′ x 180′ (exhibition building)
- A model of the Canadian Pacific-Cominco Pavilion is sheathed in zinc-coated steel sheet and is symbolic of the many facets and activities of the two companies. To the right is the exhibits building. The twelve-sided theatre building.
- The Canadian Pacific-Cominco Pavilion – Here, the Expo visitor re-discovers his senses and experiences a multi-screened master-piece of cinematography.
Expo 67 Official Guide. Copyright: Canadian Corporation for the 1967 World Exhibition, Maclean-Hunter Publishing Company Limited
- Physical copies of the Expo 67 Official Guide and postcards are part of the federal identity archive
- Photos 1-2, shared by Bill Cotter
- Photos 3-6, Library and Archives Canada (item numbers: 8100, 8101, 7279, 7022)