Turner Valley Gas Plant Provincial Historic Site

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.

History and Photos

Stunning historical images and historical information on Turner Valley Gas Plant.

Historic Preservation and Interpretation

Over the years, important and long-ranging work and research has gone into restoring and preserving historical elements of Turner Valley Gas Plant.

Site Reclamation

Scientific studies, conservation plans and water quality tests are just some of the array of reclamation and clean-up work done over the years.


Last reviewed/revised: March 18, 2016