Family friendly horse-drawn wagon tours from the Oil Museum of Canada return every Sunday this summer, beginning July 8 until August 26.
Tours are free with museum admission to the Oil Museum and are offered at 1, 2 and 3 PM.
The 45-minute guided tour winds its way through historic Fairbank Oil Fields, a preserved pocket where history happened and the authentic oil technology of the 1860s is still operating. Fairbank Oil Fields and the Oil Museum of Canada share a National Heritage Site designation for the first oil field in Canada.
Stories, art, nature, oil history and ingenious technology are all combined in the tour as a pair of Belgian horses wends its way down Great Oak Lane. Through woods and fields, the tour passes horses at work, life-sized metal sculptures of oilmen and the site where Canada’s first gusher struck in 1862.