Turner Valley Gas Plant

The Turner Valley Gas Plant is a recognized national and provincial historic site managed by the Province of Alberta. Please visit the Alberta Culture and Tourism website for more information and tour bookings.


It all started in Turner Valley – the birthplace of Alberta’s Oil and Gas Industry. On May 14, 1914 the Dingman Discovery well blew, forever changing Alberta’s economic future. For 30 years the Turner Valley Oilfield was the largest oil and gas producer in the British Empire and it is rumoured that Churchill himself visited the area prior to World War II.

Turner Valley’s unique past has created a dynamic relationship with oil and gas which remains to this day.