Turner Valley Gas Plant Tours

TurnerValley-1925The tours of the Turner Valley Gas Plant will be wrapping up following the Labour Day weekend. You can play tourist in your own community or take your visitors.

Open Saturdays, Sundays, and Statutory Holidays from June 24 until Labour Day. Light Plant Exhibit is open from 10am to 5pm. Guided tours of the site depart at 11:00, 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30. Closed toe shoes must be worn on tours.



Admission Rates (cash only)*

Experience Alberta History
Annual Pass

Daily admission to all provincial historic sites, interpretive centres and museums

Adult (18-64) $12.00 $50.00
Senior (65+) $10.00 $40.00
Youth (7-17 ) $4.00 $30.00
Family (2 Adults + Youths to a maximum of 8 people) $30.00 $120.00
Child (0-6) FREE
Canadian Military and Family (with CFOne card) FREE
Cultural Access Pass FREE
Group Bookings (15 or more people) 20% discount on admission when pre-booked 48 hours in advance
All prices include G.S.T.
Admission fees are subject to change without notice.

*Be our guest – Free admission for wildfire evacuees

Now until September 5th, 2016, regular admission fees will be waived at provincially-owned historic sites and museums for evacuees of the Alberta wildfires. Evacuees will be required to provide photo identification or a postal code as proof of residency for family admission. We hope access to our sites and museums provides an opportunity for displaced Albertans to enjoy some activities together during this difficult time.

About Turner Valley Gas Plant

On May 14, 1914, wet natural gas sprayed out of the well bore at the Calgary Petroleum Products No. 1 Well. This discovery of petroleum led to the development of Alberta’s first natural gas processing plant and changed the province forever.

Located 60 km south of Calgary, the Turner Valley Gas Plant is a tangible symbol of the development of the Turner Valley Oilfield, western Canada’s first commercial petroleum producer.  In May 2014, the oilfield will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Click here for map.