Welcome to Petrolia – Proudly celebrating 150 years of incorporation in 2024!
What a special time to live in Petrolia! It all started with OIL! To think that in a mere 150 years we have come from a population with the sole objective of striking oil – at any cost, to a community of nearly 6,000 people that are proud of our hospital, our heritage, our theatre, our downtown and most of all – our people!
Petrolia is about community and always has been. From Petrolia becoming famous for having the world’s shortest streetcar track, building one of the first golf courses in Canada, to the philanthropic gift of a hospital, to rebuilding Victoria Hall – we are a PROUD community!
The celebration of 150 years of incorporation also speaks to the people that have built this community. Their unwavering determination, community-oriented perspectives, hard work, creativity, and resilience have built Petrolia to be a highly desirable place to live, play and do business.
I implore you to each tell five friends and have them tell five more about the plans we have this year, and why they shouldn’t miss a single moment! On behalf of the Council of the Town of Petrolia I am pleased to formally welcome you all to a year full of celebrations – and cake! Join us in celebration of Petrolia’s Sesquicentennial year!
I invite you to come and discover Petrolia. It is our pleasure to serve you.
SMALL TOWN, BIG HEART, GREAT PEOPLE!