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Expo 86 marks 30th anniversary

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May 2 marks 30 years since launch of Expo 86 – May 2, 2016

Monday marks 30 years since Expo 86 began.

If you lived in B.C. back in the 80s, you’ll likely be feeling a lot of nostalgia today.

On May 2, 1986, the Prince and Princess of Wales, along with Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, officially opened the world’s fair, an event that helped shape British Columbia and became a turning point in the province’s history.

The theme of the Expo was transportation and communication, and it’s the reason we now have SkyTrain and Science World.

WATCH: On the 30th anniversary of the opening of Expo 86 in Vancouver, former B.C premier Bill Van de Zalm speaks to Global News about his memories.

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Former premier Bill Vander Zalm reflects on Expo 86 – May 2, 2016

Global BC reporter Ted Field, who covered the Expo back in 1986, is reminiscing in the newsroom today:

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Our viewers have also been sharing the memories of Expo 86:

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Party like it’s 1986

The Museum of Vancouver is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Expo 86 by turning back the clock for a day of special 1986 pricing: people will be able to get in for $4 today.

Curator Viviane Gosselin has a look back at some of the souvenirs from Expo 86, including pins and an Expo Ernie backpack.

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Museum of Vancouver looks back at Expo 86 – May 2, 2016

What is your favourite Expo 86 memory?

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