Oil Field History… in action

The Petrolia Discovery is 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 oil field in action.

What we Offer


 Class and group tours are welcome for all ages and organizations. Please contact us to set up a time. 


Petrolia Discovery offers and distinctive venue for wedding or family photos in our historic oil field and boomtown. 

Small gatherings for nuptials, picnics or corporate events can also be arranged.


Enjoy a leisurely one of a kind self guided tour of Petrolia Discovery with Board members and Volunteers available to answer questions and provide additional information. 

Customized Tours are also available.