The Oil Museum of Canada, in the Village of Oil Springs, 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!
The site preserves the site of the first commercial oil well in North America dug by James Miller Williams in 1858. While visiting you can immerse yourself into the historical facts that started the modern petroleum industry. Start your visit with a short video giving you entertaining insight into the fascinating history of the area.
Explore the museum gallery examining drilling tools, artifacts and the stories of foreign drillers who traveled the world in their quest for black gold.
Our main galleries are open year round and our out buildings are open from mid-April to mid-December.