During Canada’s centennial year, Expo 67 was at the heart of the celebration. July 1st was the busiest day at the Expo, where celebrations included serving pieces of an enormous birthday cake in the Canada pavilion. The Expo’s guidebook featured several pages of centennial activities as part of their programming, and national events were coordinated to link with the happenings at the Expo. Queen Elizabeth II visited Expo 67 as part of her centennial visit, and the Confederation Train finished its cross-Canada tour in Montreal.
Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip celebrated July 1st in Ottawa and arrived in Montreal on July 3rd on the royal yacht Britannia. They celebrated July 1st in Ottawa and arrived in Montreal on July 3rd. Upon their arrival, they visited the British pavilion followed by lunch at the Canada pavilion and then toured the rest of the Expo on the min-irail.