Explore Petrolia

You’ll be surprised! 

The gorgeous town of Petrolia is located just 20 minutes outside of Sarnia, Ontario. It is part of Lambton County and is surrounded by Enniskillen Township. It is billed as “Canada’s Victorian Oil Town” and is often credited with starting the oil industry in North America. 

Arts & Culture 

Arts & Culture is abundant in this small but mighty town with a cozy 400 seat, state-of-the-art Victoria Playhouse that also houses an art gallery. Both the gallery and the Playhouse show off local artistic talent to patrons near and far. 

The Victoria Petrolia Playhouse

The VPP Summer Festival is the main event happening onstage and includes six different productions per year running for a period of three weeks each from mid-May through mid-September. There are also other professional and community events presented at Victoria Playhouse throughout the year. 

In November 2017, the Victoria Petrolia Playhouse will play host to showcases and pitches from artists and agent/managers from all over North America.


In addition to its thriving arts & culture scene, the Town of Petrolia has a wealth of local businesses offering you all the amenities that will make you feel right at home. Visit the Town of Petrolia business directory for more information.

Parks & Trails

The Town of Petrolia is home to many parks and trails, including the Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Area which has tons of trails, hiking and camping areas! See the natural beauty that Petrolia has in store for you!