Alberta's Provincial Historic Sites, Interpretive Centres and Museums
Oil Sands Discovery Centre


Oil Sands Discovery Centre - Facts about Alberta’s oil sands and its industry

Oil Sands Discovery Centre - Guide to the Oil Sands for Kids

Oil sands lease map

Oil Sands Sample Kits

To order a kit please email or call 780-743-7167.

*Shipping quotes are available upon request. $5 handling fee for Canadian orders, $10 handling fee for American orders. Only orders from Canada and the United States are accepted.

$15 plus shipping and handling*

Oil Sands sample kit

This kit contains 1 ounce samples each of oil sand, bitument, petroleum coke and tailings sand.




Small Oil Sands Resource Kit (CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK)
$30 plus shipping and handling*

Small Resource KitThe Small Oil Sands Resource Kit contains 6 ounce samples each of oil sand, bitumen, petroleum coke, and tailings sand. Also includes a flash drive with various oil sand resources including instructions for an extraction demonstration and 2 short videos on the Alberta Oil Sands. The small resource kits include enough oil sand for 1 extraction demonstration.


Large Oil Sands Resource Kit (CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK)
$40 plus shipping and handling*


These kits are designed as educational resources. We cannot guarantee their suitability for commercial or industrial use.

Government of Alberta resources

Oil Sands Information Portal (OSIP)
The Oil Sands Information Portal is a one-window source for information on the environmental impacts of oil sands development. The portal focuses on the cumulative effects of development in the oil sands region and looks at Air, Water, Land, Climate Change, Wildlife, and Conservation. The portal has both an interactive map display and a data library.

Mineable Oil Sands Strategy

Alberta Environment and Parks -Oil Sands

Alberta Energy - Oil Sands

Alberta's Energy Resources Heritage

Other resources

Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI)

Alberta Chamber of Resources

Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA)

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
“Upstream Dialogue” (PDF)
Canadian Land Reclamation Association
Careers in Oil and Gas

Cumulative Environmental Management Association (CEMA)

Government of Canada – Natural Resources Canada
Exploring Oil Sands Science video (20:50)

Oil Sands Community Alliance

Oil Sands Research and Information Network

oilsands review (magazine)

oilweek (magazine)

The Pembina Institute – Oilsands

Links to Alberta's Provincial Historic Sites, Interpretive Centres and Museums

Brooks Aqueduct National and Provincial Historic Site
Father Lacombe Chapel
Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
Fort George & Buckingham House
Frog Lake Historic Site
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
Historic Dunvegan
Leitch Collieries
Lougheed House
Oil Sands Discovery Centre
Okotoks Erratic
Remington Carriage Museum
Reynolds-Alberta Museum
Royal Alberta Museum
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Rutherford House
Stephansson House
Turner Valley Gas Plant
Tyrrell Field Station
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Victoria Settlement

Last reviewed/revised: February 14, 2017