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Consisting of several white-roofed buildings with a towering spectacular metal structure in the centre, the Canada pavilion is, without question, the largest pavilion at Expo 67. The central structure is an inverted pyramid, called Katimavik, which means "meeting place" in Inuktitut, the language of the Inuit. Architects had placed a paper weight on the model of the pavilion to make certain parts stick when they realized that this shape would fit in wonderfully with their overall vision of the pavilion. Another distinctive aspect of the pavilion is the enormous stylized tree adorned with 1,500 fall-coloured leaves made up of photographs of Canadians.


Inside the pavilion, visitors can view several exhibits and audiovisual presentations about Canada's geographic diversity, natural resources, history, lifestyles of its citizens and opportunities for the future. Relations between Canada and the world are also described through Canadians' experiences on the international scene. There are shows of many kinds in the Arts Centre and in the Esplanade. Gourmets and non-gourmets alike can enjoy the Canadian items on the menu at the
La Toundra Restaurant. The day with the highest attendance is, as expected, July 1, 1967: we not only celebrate Canada Day, but also Canada's centennial!




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