On February 13, 2022, the Leduc #1 celebrated 75 years since its official production began. A National Historic Site, the Imperial Oil well marked a turning point in the history of the Alberta petroleum industry. Oil production in the Edmonton area expanded rapidly and enabled Alberta to become a major oil producer and moved Canada into a self-sufficient oil producer.
Everyone is invited to celebrate Alberta’s energy history and the 75th anniversary of the Leduc #1 oil well on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The Canadian Energy Museum has developed a fun family day that will include food, special guest speakers, and family-friendly activities. Come celebrate Alberta’s heritage!
In 2019, the Leduc No. 1 Energy Discovery Centre rebranded as the Canadian Energy Museum. Their mission is to cultivate curiosity, engagement, and a balanced understanding of the energy sector through various education and public programs, exhibits, and events. They endeavor to excite inquiring minds through the countless storytelling opportunities provided by Alberta’s unique energy history, its people, places, science, challenges, and innovation.
With the rebranding comes new faces at the museum, new exhibitions, and new opportunities. The non-profit group is excited to continue to tell visitors about Alberta’s history through the energy industry.