Alberta's Provincial Historic Sites, Interpretive Centres and Museums

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 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: November 26, 2014


Interpreter leading an educational program

Discovery well at Turner Valley. Photo: Provincial Archives of Alberta, P1301a

Interpreter with visitors

alberta's energy resources heritage