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National Historic Sites in Alberta
Leduc #1 National Historic Site of Canada

Leduc #1
Leduc #1
© Leduc #1 Historic Site

February 13th, 1947, on a farm just southwest of Edmonton, news of a huge oil strike at Leduc #1 was transmitted around Alberta, Canada and the World. This famous discovery marked the birth of Western Canada’s modern oil industry and has been called one of the most important economic discoveries in Canada’s history. Today the grit, determination and success of our early oilpatch pioneers are preserved at the Canadian Petroleum Discovery Centre with 13 acres outdoors and 23,000 sq.ft. indoors of scale models, fossils, working rigs, antique equipment, machinery, murals, archives, classrooms, theatre and more. A truly unique museum experience!

The site is open year round and is located 15 min. SW of Edmonton at the junction of Hwy 19 & 60 (Nisku & Devon).

For more information, please contact 780-987-4323 or check out our website at

Toilets, Accessible

Services: bus parking and turnaround available, museum, gift shop, school programs, pre-arranged group tours, visitor information centre, picnic facilities, campground.