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Welcome to the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame


Canada’s petroleum sector boasts a rich and colourful history – a history best told and understood through the words, deeds and accomplishments of successive generations of men and women who can be appropriately characterized as our industry’s founders and builders. The Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame was created in 1997 to establish an annual process by which significant contributions to the industry can be recognized, honoured and celebrated.


Each year, the search for nominations begins anew, and with the selection of that year’s inductees, new dimensions of the historical record are captured.

CPHOF Nomination FormCPHOF Nomination Form

We lose a founding pioneer

William Varty worked hard to help develop and launch the Hall of Fame in 1997 and served for several years on its board.


>> More about William Varty

20 Year Anniversary

Help us honour those who have been instrumental in the development of the Alberta oil industry

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Characters, famous and infamous events. The stories that need to be told from the early days of Canada's oil patch.


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