Learn about what Petrolia has to offer.

Petrolia is located in central-east Lambton County.

Petrolia is known as “Canada’s Victorian Oil Town” and has a mix of historical Victorian homes, new builds, rolling hills and farmland.


Bridgeview Park and Conservation Area offers the following activities and features:
  • 2 km Petrolia Discovery Trail along Bear Creek
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Popular for family and wedding photos
Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Area offers the following activities and features:
  • Overnight & seasonal camping
  • Wildlife ponds
  • Nature trails
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Mini golf



Petrolia YMCA

  • Two indoor swimming pools and a wellness centre
  • Playground and gymnasium
  • Meeting rooms
  • Child minding and day camps

Greenwood Recreation Centre

  • Full-sized ice pad
  • Multi-use room
  • Two kitchen areas

Mary Beach Park

  • Tennis

Petrolia Minor Hockey Association

  • Played at Greenwood arena

Petrolia Soccer Club

  • Open to boys and girls
  • Games played in Petrolia and Corunna

Petrolia and District Skating Club

  • Offers CanSkate and figure skating programs



Petrolia Discovery

  • A museum and trail connected to the Bridgeview Conservation Area where visitors get a glimpse into the early days of the oil boom
  • It is also available as a unique wedding venue

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia

  • A nationally designated heritage site that was transformed into a state-of the art performance venue and municipal office
  • The Playhouse operates from April to September and November to December each year and hosts outstanding live theatre performances
  • The hall is available to rent for private events from October to April

Black Gold Brewery

  • Located inside a historic Petrolia building, Black Gold Brewery offers small batch craft beer

Downtown Petrolia

  • Home to plenty of artisan shops and restaurants, downtown Petrolia offers visitors a picturesque stroll through a well-maintained Victorian town


Elementary Schools

  • 2 km Petrolia Discovery Trail along Bear Creek
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Popular for family and wedding photos

Secondary Schools

  • Lambton Central Collegiate & Vocational School
  • Northern Collegiate & Vocational School (French immersion available)
  • St. Patrick’s Catholic High School
  • Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School
  • École secondaire Franco-Jeunesse (French language)
  • École secondaire catholique Saint François Xavier (French language)

Licensed Daycare Facilities

  • Generations Daycare
  • Lambton Rural Childcare


The Physician Recruitment Taskforce keeps an up-to-date list of family doctors accepting new patients here:

Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital

450 Blanche Street, Petrolia
Phone: 519-882-4325

Norman Site

89 Norman Street, Sarnia
Phone: 519-464-4400

Central Lambton Family Health Team

4130 Glenview Rd, Petrolia, ON

Doctor’s Offices

Dr. Susan Mathers
546 Niagara Street, Wyoming
Phone: 519-845-3545


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