Title: If the world suddenly were to shrink
Client: Governments Canada and Quebec
Product: Brochure
Size: 96mm x 215mm
Year: 1968


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If the world suddenly were to shrink,
it would look tike this…

Man and His World
Montreal, Canada

Count the people you know who have seen the world. Few, aren’t they?

Now you can visit the world with a minimum of fuss and at minimal cost.

Montreal, the most dynamic city in the Americas, has brought the world to your doorstep. No fuss. No bother. No saving. No packing and unpacking.

You simply come to Canada’s metropolis – a bridge between the traditions of Europe and the knowhow of America – and there is Man and His World.

As its name suggests, Montreal’s unique international exhibition is the world in microcosm. East meets west as scores of nations show their cultures on the two magic islands in the St. Lawrence River.

France, for example, explores its Art of Living. Austria details the evolution of skiing. Spain, star of the New York World’s Fair of 1964-65, joins Man and His World for the first time. The United Arab Republic brings to life the land of the pharaoh. Pre-Columbian art is on view, along with handicrafts of the emerging nations of Africa. Eastern European countries – Czechoslovakia is another new entry in 1969 – are here in force. Czechoslovakia was, of course, an SRO attraction at Expo 67. Belgium, too, returns with a brand-new presentation.

Interpol, the world-wide crime-fighting organization, lifts the curtain on the international war against dope trafficking.

Many of the pavilions – there are about 75 – are staffed by guides and hostesses from participating countries, contributing to the international ambiance.

Add to all this the restaurants and boutiques of these nations and other participants and you can easily understand why critics universally have acclaimed Expo 67’s encore.

Now in Act II of Man and His World, running from June 12 to Sept. 7, 1969, you will find new presentations, new restaurants, new boutiques, new rides.

In addition, you’ll thrill to exciting sports events. Free spectacles featuring a galaxy of internationally-known stars of the entertainment world. Band and symphony concerts. Military manoeuvres. And a host of other attractions that spell out entertainment and the good life around the world. If you are over 17, the cost to see the world can be less than 14 cents per day, if you buy a season Visa.

If you are six to 17, the cost for a season youth Visa in the same period works out to about 8 cents per day. Under six? Man and His World is free. Daily admission at the gate is $2.50 for adults and $1.25 for youth.

Man and His World is living proof that culture can be fun.

And, if it’s just plain fun you want, Man and His World has that, too – 135 acres of thrills, excitement and adventure in La Ronde, an integral part of the twin-island site.

So, get lost on an island – better still, two islands – and see the world this year, just as 62,823,128 visitors did in 1967 and 1968.

How to reach Man and His World

Montreal transportation services carry visitors to entrance gates or you can come by car or even by boat. The Express provides free transportation on site. For a small charge, you can use the minirail systems, trailer-trains or an electro-taxi.


Parking lots can accommodate 15,000 cars.

Man and His World

Main theme of Expo 67, Man and His World is the official title of the Montreal exhibition, a cultural attraction of international character supported by the Canada and Quebec governments.


June 12 to September 7, 1969.


Montreal, Canada. The site is unique: Two islands – Sainte Hélène and Notre-Dame- in the middle of the mighty St. Lawrence River.

Opening hours

Pavilions: 10 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.
La Ronde: Noon to 2.30 a.m. on weekdays.
Weekends and holidays: 10.30 a.m. to 2.30 a.m.


Space for over 250 private craft.


Please address all inquiries to:
Man and His World
Press Pavilion, Cité du Havre
Montreal, Canada
Telephone (514) 397-7080


Season/Adult… $12.00
Season/Youth… $7.50
One-day/Adult… $2.50
One-day/Youth… $1.25

Prices quoted are in Canadian funds