Historic Sites of Manitoba: Discovery Well Monument (King Street West, Virden)

A monument on King Street West in Virden was erected in November 1955 to commemorate the “Discovery Well” in the Manitoba oil fields.

Discovery Well Monument

Discovery Well Monument (July 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Discovery Well Monument

Discovery Well Monument (October 2017)
Source: George Penner

Discovery Well Monument

Discovery Well Monument (May 2022)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.85308, W100.93250
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Government Resources Building / Crude Oil Production Plaque (247 Wellington Street W, Virden)


We thank George Penner and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 November 2022

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