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Edmonton Oil & Gas Discovery CEM Tour

$59

Join us on a local geo-adventure that takes us back to the start of the Alberta oil boom of Leduc #1 in 1947. The tour showcases the history of this momentous oil strike and Alberta’s energy sectors, including stories and technological advancements, past and present.

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All about the Edmonton Oil & Gas Discovery CEM Tour.

Join us on a local geo-adventure that takes us back to the start of the Alberta oil boom of Leduc #1 in 1947. The tour showcases the history of this momentous oil strike and Alberta’s energy sectors, including stories and technological advancements, past and present.

On arrival, staff will ensure all guests will be wearing personal face masks and 2 m social distancing measures are followed. If you forget your face mask, then one will be provided.

Your guided tour takes you inside the large Canadian Energy Museum (CEM) facility with its theatre experiences, multi-faceted displays, as well as learning how to gold pan with sediments from the nearby North Saskatchewan River in the comfort of an indoor learning lab. Weather permitting, there are many outstanding outdoor vintage oil derricks to explore, including the exact location of the historic Leduc #1 wellhead.

Length: ~1 km

Time: 3 hours; Saturdays (1300 to 1600 hrs)

Level of Difficulty: Fairly Easy

Significant Features: World-class indoor and outdoor energy museum artifacts, unique drill bit theatre, and learn how to gold pan.

Location: Canadian Energy Museum (50339 Highway 60 South, Leduc County)

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Guided Tour with Geology, Physical Geography, and Alberta History
  • Admission into Leduc #1.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Meals not included.
PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
  • Dress for the weather (the majority of the tour is indoors)
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Camera