Let us tell you a story....
The story of Leduc #1 is the story of Alberta, of the men (and women) who pushed the boundaries to find black gold, and of February 13, 1947: the day Alberta's economy was forever changed. If you have always wondered how Alberta got into the oil game, how fossil fuels are created in the Earth, or what bitumen is, you have come to the right place. Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre offers a hands-on education: climb aboard a working oil rig; enter the World's Largest Drill Bit; create alternative energy in the Learning Lab; and learn just how important this resource is in your day to day life.
History of Leduc #1 Discovery Centre
The Leduc #1 Discovery Centre at the Leduc No. 1 historic site opened in 1997 to showcase Canada’s oil industry to the world. The Centre contains artifacts, photos, archives, interpretive displays and oilfield equipment all designed to give the viewing public a taste of what it is like to be a part of our oil industry.
The Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre is not-for-profit and largely volunteer-driven. It is owned and operated by the Devon/Leduc Oilfield Historical Society.