Turner Valley Gas Plant
Turner Valley, May 14, 1914. The dramatic rush blasting from Calgary Petroleum Product's Dingman No. 1 well would soon help change the nature of Alberta forever. Here, the discovery of petroleum 100 years ago led to the creation of Alberta's first natural gas plant, helping start the modern era of oil and gas exploration and processing.
The Turner Valley Gas Plant is a tangible industrial remnant of the development of the Turner Valley Oilfield, western Canada's first commercial petroleum producer.
For more information, please contact Ian Clarke toll free at 310-0000 then dial (403) 297-4043.
Hours of Operation
The Turner Valley Gas Plant historic site will be open to the public every weekend through the summer of 2014, from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m.each day. Interpretive guides will offer full tours of the gas plant site. More details on hours and admission.
Last reviewed/revised: September 12, 2014
See what's happening at the Turner Valley Gas Plant during Alberta Culture Days. Admission to the Gas Plant is free!
Discovery well at Turner Valley.
Photo: Provincial Archives of Alberta, P1301a