VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) _ Expo 86 reached its attendance goal of 20 million visitors with 10 days to spare when a couple from Blaine, Wash., walked through the world's fair entrance.

Reg Wightman and Carolyn Berrey were greeted Saturday morning by fair chairman and president Jim Pattison and Claude Richmond, minister responsible for the world's fair.

Pattison and Richmond awarded the couple a first-class trip to Brisbane, Australia, for the 1988 world exposition. They were also given a VIP tour of the Expo site.

Expo officials, who originally projected 13 million visits, are expecting closer to 21 million visits by the time the fair closes Oct. 13.