Montreal Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Expo 67/ 375th Anniversary Of City With Passport To 14 Free Events

by Harvey Chipkin
Montreal Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Expo 67/ 375th Anniversary Of City With Passport To 14 Free Events

Photo: Artur Staszewski


Montreal is offering a free “passport” to travelers providing admission to 14 events commemorating the 50th anniversary of Expo 67, part of the official program for Montreal’s 375th anniversary. Inspired by the iconic original passport as a tribute, the new version, connected via RFID chip, will allow holders to take advantage of a range of exclusive content and additional offers for the exhibitions.

The new passport will be available in paper and electronic formats. Holders will be able to collect stamps – either physical or virtual – showing the activities they visited. The limited edition paper passport is available from participating businesses– McCord Museum, Stewart Museum, Biosphere, and Montreal City Hall, or the electronic version can be found on the 375MTL mobile app on Android and IOS. Visitors are encouraged to show the passport during visits and collect virtual and digital stamps to collect the most stamps possible for a chance to win a VIP experience!

Highlights include:

  • EXPO 67 – 50 YEARS LATER EVENTS, Mode Expo 67 – McCord Museum, March 17 to October 1: The McCord Museum plunges you into the world of Expo 67, taking a look at cutting-edge fashion in Montréal and Canada at the time. 
  • The 1960s in Montréal – Montréal City Hall, April 22 to May 6: Montréal reinvents itself. The 1960s shook things up in Québec, and in particular in Montréal. Place Ville-Marie, the metro, Expo 67… Discover life in Montréal at the time through photos from the Montréal Archives. 
  • Expo 67 – A World of Dreams – Stewart Museum, April 26 to October 8: The Stewart Museum celebrates the big dreams and innovative spirit of Expo 67 through an immersive multimedia exhibition put together from the archives of the NFB and Radio-Canada. 
  • Cité Mémoire, Expo 67, From May 10: Expo 67 will be the theme for a new piece by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, in collaboration with Michel Marc Bouchard, which will be added to the multimedia work Cité Mémoire.  Can be viewed every night using the free Montréal en Histoires app. 
  • The Shape of Things to Come - Centre de design de l'UQAM, June 1 to August 13: This exhibition celebrates Habitat 67, the revolutionary housing complex created by architect Moshe Safdie. The exhibition also takes a look at the architect's subsequent projects to present-day, through work directly inspired by Habitat 67. 
  • La Balade pour la Paix: An Open-Air Museum, June 5 to October 29:  A major international public art exhibition designed and organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will showcase 67 pieces that convey a message of peace, reflecting the universal values of humanism, tolerance and openness that inspired Expo 67. 
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