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First Oil Well In Western Canada National Historic Sites

First Oil Well In Western Canada National Historic Sites

Akamina Parkway, Waterton Park, Alberta

Drilled in 1902, Western Canada’s first oil well was short-lived but ignited Alberta’s passion for petroleum exploration. Investigate the site and explore for nearby traces of the town in the forests of Waterton Lakes National Park. Learn how the entrepreneurs discovered and drilled for the oil and why they ultimately abandon their dreams.

Photo Credit: http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/ab/puits-well

Text Credit: http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/ab/puits-well

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First Oil Well In Western Canada National Historic Sites

First Oil Well In Western Canada National Historic Sites

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What lake is at the end of the road past the oil well?

Bertha Knights Cameron Crandell

Drilled in 1902, Western Canada’s first oil well was short-lived but ignited Alberta’s passion for petroleum exploration. Investigate the site and explore for nearby traces of the town in the forests of Waterton Lakes National Park. Learn how the entrepreneurs discovered and drilled for the oil and why they ultimately abandon their dreams.

Akamina Parkway, Waterton Park, Alberta
@WatertonLakesNP
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Photo: http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/ab/puits-well