A National Historic Site!
Visitors from around the world tour the Oil Museum of Canada 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 two floor museum building examining drilling tools, artifacts and the stories of foreign drillers who traveled the world in their quest for black gold.

OPENING HOURS May 1 – Oct 31
Daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nov 1 – April 30
Mon-Fri 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Our Address:

2423 Kelly Rd, Oil Springs, ON


42.773314, -82.120892