Petrolia is a welcoming, progressive, and independent community soon to celebrate 150 years! We look forward to your visit to experience our great town and what we have to offer our visitors.

Whether you’re interested in world-class theatre, heritage, shopping, dining, camping, community events and festivals, or perhaps our annual garage sale weekend, we know you will find what you are looking for in our community.

We are nestled in the heart of Lambton County in Southwestern Ontario, and are close to many museums, an art gallery, Blue Flag beaches and more!

Spend some time exploring Petrolia, and it won’t take long for you to see why we say that "You’ll be Surprised"!

Clock above Petrolia Library

Heritage Walking Tour

Historic wealth is still evident in the homes, buildings, and parks. And yes…you can smell the oil. But our Heritage is much more than the black gold that continues to be drawn from creaking wells located just a short stroll from our thriving downtown. Step back in history, follow the Heritage Walking Tour and experience Petrolia.

Shop Petrolia

Shop, dine and discover during your visit to Petrolia! We have all kinds of unique shopping opportunities, and our personalized customer service is unmatched. Our merchants make Petrolia’s downtown a very welcoming place with a fabulous selection of gifts, and something for everyone.

People performing during a play at the Victoria Playhouse

Experience World-Class Theatre

Victoria Hall, the home to the Victoria Playhouse Petrolia welcomes more than 40,000 visitors each year! Experience the magic of our professional, producing season between April and December. Victoria Hall thrives all year with our local Petrolia Community Theatre, and several other local groups!

Stay & Dine

We offer several unique dining experiences throughout Petrolia and are looking forward to Petrolia’s first Micro Brewery “Black Gold” opening soon. Petrolia boasts some beautiful modern and Victoria Bed and Breakfast’s and is preparing to welcome The Kingswell Hotel – our first boutique hotel in our downtown very soon!

Parks, Trails & Campgrounds

Petrolia has the most parks per capita in Southwestern Ontario, and the abundance of green space is evident throughout the town. Our elven parks feature playgrounds, trails, picnic areas, and play areas. Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Area is perfect for a walk and visit Bridgeview Park to enjoy some animal woodcarvings.

Events & Festivals

 Petrolia is home to a Farmers’ Market that is open May through October each year featuring fresh, local food and great entertainment. Petrolia is home to many great events and festivals including Pizzafest, Canada Day celebrations, Art in the Park, the Barn Dance, Harvestfest, and Christmas in the Park.

Visitors Information

We invite you to come and enjoy our beautiful community, revel in the historic beauty of our heritage buildings, experience world-class theatre, unique dining experiences and our one-of-a-kind shops and more! Petrolia is nestled in the heart of Lambton County, close to the Blue Flag Beaches of Lake Huron and a short drive from The Oil Heritage Museum. Make plans to visit us, we know ‘You’ll Be Surprised’!

Festivals & Events

Lambton Central Petrolia Optimist Meat Raffle

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Every Thursday from 6-8pm at Crabby Joe’s Restaurant.

Demi Krall @ Black Gold Brewery

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Demi Krall performs live at Black Gold Brewery on Thursday, June 20 from 7-10PM.

Carson Janik @ Black Gold Brewery

June 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Carson Janik returns to Black Gold Brewery on Friday, June 21 from 8-11PM.

Victorian Wedding and Reception Tea Luncheon

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come celebrate as the Petrolia Community Theatre presents a Victorian Wedding / Play at St. Paul’s United Church Petrolia cost is $15 per person. If you purchase the full event for $40 you will join us downstairs in the CE Centre for the Victorian reception / luncheon following the wedding. Arrive dressed in your wedding… Read more »