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!