Turner Valley, mid-1940s
Karl Clark at Bitumount
Early pipeline construction
Great Canadian Oil Sands
Edmonton coal mine
Ploughing with oxen

Alberta's Energy Resources Heritage

Ancient forces shaped Alberta’s geology, creating a land rich in energy resources. Yet, the story of energy in this province goes well beyond geological formations or petroleum chemistry. It’s also the story of individuals, of people driven to reveal the province’s energy secrets and unlock the power of its resources. The quest to locate and unlock Alberta’s energy potential began with them—with their persistence, their innovative thinking and even their passion. It was their energy as much as any other that transformed Alberta, economically, socially and politically.
Discover the heritage of Alberta’s energy resources through this complex story.

Coal Conventional Oil Turner Valley Gas Plant Natural Gas Oil Sands Bitumount Electricity & Alternative Energy