Oil Museum Of Canada - National Historic Site


Uncover Canada's oil heritage! Understand the impact of oil and gain valuable insights into its history & future. Catch a glimpse of life in an early oil boom town ... the sights, sounds, smells, and the frenzy of excitement. Everyone is looking for Black Gold! Learn facts, have fun.

The Oil Museum of Canada is located in the Village of Oil Springs. Its historical significance is to preserves the site of the first commercial oil well in North America. Visitors from around the world come to learn the story of Canada’s Oil Pioneers – a unique and captivating era of history!

Explore the 2-floor museum building, examine drilling tools, artifacts and read about the foreign drillers who traveled the world in their quest for the sometimes elusive black gold.

Inside you should start by viewing a quick movie in the theatre, then peruse the galleries of interesting artifacts. Don't miss the interactive Foreign Drillers' tent!
Outside you can visit the fascinating historic buildings full of information and artifacts. See jerker lines, holding tanks, and the site of the first commercial oil well in North America.

Black Gold:
Explore the Black Gold exhibit and learn about the discovery of oil in Lambton County in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Some of the local achievements include the world’s first commercial oil well, the first refinery, the first petroleum company and the first oil gusher! Hear stories about prominent historical figures during this exciting time in our history.

Visit the Oil Museum of Canada soon.

  • Hours of Operation : May 1 – Oct 31: Open Daily 10 am – 5 pm
    Nov 1 – Apr 30: Mon to Fri 10 am – 5 pm
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  • Wheelchair Accessible : No

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