October 26, 2017 Friendship 500 (McBarge) Statement of Historical Significance
October 20, 2017 Let's Bring Back McBarge Kickoff Event Postponement Notice
October 09, 2017
October 09, 2017
On the News:
October 15, 2017 From Expo to Exploration: McBarge to find a new purpose at sea (CBC News)
October 13, 2017 The McBarge, once a floating McDonald’s, preps for a new look under the sea (Global News)
October 13, 2017 Expo 86 McBarge to become deep sea museum in Vancouver (Vancouver Sun)
Dec 21, 2015: Derelict Expo 86 'McBarge' to set sail for mystery port after 30-year retirement (CBC News)
McBarge then sat mostly idle for almost 30 years!
Once a showcase of new technology and architecture, our unique story created many media stories and followers.
At long last a NEW McBarge is now in sight. With your help, a transformation into a star B.C. attraction that will draw the crowds of yesteryear once again.
Abandoned? The video below has been viewed over 2 million times….No, not abandoned; just in hibernation.
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The McBarge was always packed at this World Exposition that drew 22 million visitors from May to October. More of a bistro than a fast food restaurant, it featured potted plants, McDonald’s branded portholes, merlot-coloured accents, and staff described the food experience as "performance art.”
After failing to get approval to relocate the floating restaurant, it was moored unused in Burrard Inlet for years and eventually sold to developer Howard Meakin. Major work has already been done to restore the McBarge, but much work is still ahead. The fascination with this landmark has led to much speculation on what’s next, from restaurants to pubs to homeless shelters to the new Capilano University campus for the Sunshine Coast.
Strategic alliances have been created to envision a one-of-a-kind adventure destination befitting BC’s SuperNatural setting. Our community and followers will be invited to provide feedback and support as we head to new waters. Please subscribe today and become a follower on Twitter and Facebook for upcoming news and events and to help us spread the news.