Important Notice:

The Petrolia Discovery has closed its doors for the 2018 season to restructure and refresh the site.

This give us a chance to enrich and preserve our local history for years to come.

We look forward to providing a new look and feel of our Historic Oil Field during the next season.

We apologize for the inconvenience.


Please visit our site regularly for updates and news releases.






Petrolia Discovery – a place where you can walk in the footsteps of the early pioneers of Canada’s Black Gold Heritage.



Visitors to the Petrolia Discovery experience a fascinating, one-of-a-kind glimpse into the early days of the world’s oil boom. From the first, hand-dug wells of the 1850s, to the great refineries and machine shops which abounded at the turn of the century, Petrolia’s Oil Heritage runs old and deep as the wells themselves. Guests not only take in historical displays and informative movies, but get a chance to see an authentic 1860s oilfield in action.

Petrolia Discovery is a centre to learn, experience and enjoy the stories of Canadian ingenuity, talent and the pioneering spirit of Lambton County and its people – Canadians who influenced the global industry of Black Gold!
Sponsored by The Petrolia Rotary Club