Plan your Visit

Hours

Open Saturdays, Sundays, and Statutory Holidays from May 18 to Sept. 2, 2019

Light Plant Exhibit Display is open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Guided tours of the Gas Plant historic site are offered four times daily at:  11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm.

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.

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.