The museums of Lambton County’s Oil Heritage District reflect on the emergence of the oil industry and the technology that spread across the world. They also connect Lambton’s history with the rise of industrialization and the introduction of the automobile.The once world-class oil facilities at Oil Springs and Petrolia have now become old with the resources depleted.
Chemical Valley, on the other hand, has a fairly bright economic future. It is connected by pipeline to Canada’s western resources.

The other future for Lambton’s oil industry is tourism. Even if the future for oil production is declining, the future for tourism in the county is becoming more important and more substantial all the time. Although relatively unknown, the historical significance of the area is very important to the development of Canada.

Albino Turtles

Doc Stanton

The Great Storm

The Griffon


Stewart James

Group of Seven

Home Stories Timeline Map Museums Partners

The Last Frontier

Three Fires

The French



Early Sarnia

Oil Story

Oil Springs




The Rapids

St. Clair Tunnel

The Explorers

Grand Bend

World War 2


Natural Resources

Heritage Sarnia-Lambton

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