Canada Hill Tours
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For the best views of Miri, head to Canada Hill (or Bukit Telaga Minyak), a limestone ridge where you’ll find Malaysia’s first ever oil well, a petroleum museum, plus sweeping views of the city and beyond.
Sitting atop Canada Hill, and affectionately referred to as The Grand Old Lady, the site of the country’s earliest oil well is now a national monument and historic landmark. This 30-meter-tall monument was built by Shell and marks the origins of the petroleum industry in Malaysia and the subsequent modernization of Miri. The Petroleum Museum is located just next to the monument and traces the development of the industry since oil was first struck here back in 1910.
If you like walking, it’s a pleasant two-kilometer trek up to the top of Canada Hill. Alternatively, join a half-day sightseeing tour of Miri – taking in the city’s other sights as you go – and transport will be provided.
Insider’s Tip: Due to its position above the city, one of the most scenic times to visit Canada Hill is at sunset.
The Petroleum Museum opens daily from 9am-4pm, except on Mondays and public holidays. If not walking or arriving as part of an organized tour, you can reach Canada Hill by hailing a taxi from Jalan Setia Raja.
Address: Canada Hill, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
Hours: Petroleum Museum: 9am-4pm (Closed on Mondays)
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Canada Hill
Explore the Miri Resort City, a.k.a Oil Town with your group of up to eight people with this van and driver tour. You can choose your own itinerary and go wherever you like; your guide is happy to provide input or let you determine the route. This tour eliminates the need to rent a car and gives you the chance to sit back and enjoy the scenery.
Get a comprehensive introduction to Miri, Sarawak’s largest city and popularly known as the Oil Town of Malaysia. You’ll drive by sightseeing coach to major points of interest and hear informative commentary on each landmark from your guide. See the historical Oil Well No. 1 at Canada Hill, site of the Petroleum Museum with its displays on oil development, and visit the Miri Handicraft Centre for an understanding of Borneo’s multicultural heritage. Round-trip hotel transport is provided on this 3-hour tour.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Canada Hill hours of operation?
Canada Hill hours of operation: Petroleum Museum: 9am-4pm (Closed on Mondays). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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