Oil Museum Of Canada - National Historic Site


The Oil Museum of Canada, National Historic Site, is located in the Village of Oil Springs. It 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!

Start your visit to our site with a short video in our theatre room, The Spark that Ignited the World. Engage with our interactive displays, including the International Drillers Tent, and learn our story through the interpretation of our artifacts. Move your visit outside and explore our museum grounds and historic buildings.

See jerker lines, holding tanks, and the site of the first commercial oil well in North America.

Oil Museum of Canada is excited to welcome visitors back with enhanced health & safety protocols in place to ensure visitor and staff safety. These protocols include building capacity limitations. Visitors must pre-book a ticket to visit, either by phone 519-834-2840 or through our online reservation system found on our website www.oilmuseum.ca Can't make it to the museum? Check out our virtual education page and take a virtual tour."

Our hours will have to be updated as well. Wed, Fri, Sat, 11am to 4pm Thr 11am to 8:30pm.

  • 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 : Yes

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