Town of Petrolia


Living in Petrolia

Arts & Culture abound in Petrolia from Victoria Playhouse, where the lobby is also an art gallery featuring the work of local artists to the stores that feature art and antiques, framing, custom photography etc. The Petrolia Community Theatre group stages 2 productions per year at Victoria Playhouse, the Library is very active with cultural programming and the Lambton Young Theatre Players showcase the talent of the young people of the community in their productions. Art in the park showcases local artists in July and if you visit in the fall, the annual Scarecrow Festival is sure to pique your interest as handmade scarecrows are strategically placed throughout town to greet visitors on their travels. Photo opportunities abound at this time too.

Oil, oil, oil! That is what created the Best Town on Earth. Historic wealth is still evident in the homes, buildings, and parks. And yes…you can smell the oil. But our Heritage is much more than the black gold that continues to be drawn from creaking wells located just a short stroll from our thriving downtown. Oil may have enticed folks here, but Petrolia was created, nurtured, and sustained by hardworking visionaries, shopkeepers, builders, drillers, labourers, and leaders.

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Average Temperatures

Season Average Maximum Average Minimum
Summer 26°C 16°C
Winter 0°C -2°C

Housing Costs

Type Purchase
House $202,400

Travel Times

Destination Time
Average time to Toronto 2h 49 min
Average time to Detroit 1h 26 min

Cultural Groups

Location Language
US 1.00%
UK 2.00%
Netherlands 0.63%
Mexico 1.50%
Asia 0.50%
Germany 0.36%