Plan your Visit

Hours

Open Saturdays, Sundays, and Statutory Holidays through the summer season.

Turner Valley Gas Plant is closed to the general public following the Labour Day weekend to the Victoria Day weekend. Group/School bookings and Photography/Film bookings may be accommodated in the late spring and early autumn.

The site is not accessible from mid-October through mid-April

The Light Plant exhibit and interpretive centre is open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Guided tours of the Gas Plant historic site are offered four times daily at: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Location

Turner Valley Gas Plant is located in the Town of Turner Valley, about 60 kilometres southwest of Calgary along the Cowboy Trail Highway #22.

Get directions to Turner Valley Gas Plant.

Admission

  • Adults: $12
  • Seniors: $10
  • Youth 7-17: $6
  • Children 0-6: Free
  • Family (2 Adults + Youths to a maximum of 8 people): $30

Admission is free for:

  • Experience Alberta's History Annual Pass Holders
  • Canadian Military and Family (with CFOne Card)
  • Cultural Access Pass Holders

Cash only accepted for admissions. No cash machine onsite.

Special group tour rates also available.

Amenities

  • Public wheelchair accessible washrooms are available.
  • Free WiFi.
  • The nearest dining can be found in the Town of Turner Valley.

Schools

  • School groups are welcome to take a guided tour of the site during operating hours.
  • Group tours must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.

Group Tours

Group Tour Bookings (weekend hours)

  • Pre-booked groups of 12 or more people will receive a 20% discount based on the regular adult admission of $12/adult.
  • To receive this 20% discount groups must book their tour a minimum of 48 hours in advance.
  • Only 1 cash payment for the entire group will be accepted to receive the discount.
  • Group tour bookings include access to the Light Plant Exhibit Gallery and guided tour of the historic site.

Group Tour Bookings (weekday hours)

  • Only pre-booked groups may access the site outside of regular hours of operation.
  • Pre-booked groups of 12 or more people will receive a 20% discount based on the regular adult admission of $12/adult.
  • Groups of less than 12 people must pay a base rate of $120.
  • These bookings must be made at least 2 weeks in advance and are subject to staff and site availability.
  • Only 1 cash payment for the entire group will be accepted to receive the discount.
  • Group tour bookings include access to the Light Plant Exhibit Gallery and guided tour of the historic site.

For more information or to book a tour, please contact us.

Discovery Well to Distillery Tour

Book a combined tour of Eau Claire Distillery and the Turner Valley Gas Plant.  Click here for more details and to book.

Accessibility

  • Walking paths may be difficult for wheelchairs, strollers, and other devices.
  • The surfaces are concrete, gravel, and grass and are uneven in several areas.
  • Pregnant and nursing women and any accompanying children under 6 years of age should be aware that there is the possibility of exposure to mercury on the site.

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed on site tour.

Visitor Tips

  • Closed-toe shoes required on site. 
  • Dress for the weather as most of the tour is outdoors.
  • Tours can last 1 - 1.5 hours.
  • Smoking is prohibited at the site.
  • Tours and services are in English.

Parking

  • Large free public parking is available, with turnaround and parking space for RVs (recreational vehicles) and buses.
  • No overnight parking.