About Leduc, Alberta
Known for its historical oil strike and loved for its natural resources, the City of Leduc is one of Canada’s fastest-growing communities. Since its inception in the 1800’s, Leduc has evolved into a city with a flourishing economy, gas and oil industries. Established a mere 33 kilometres south of Edmonton, Leduc is a popular rest-stop for people travelling between Edmonton and Calgary. More than 30,400 (2016) Leduc residents live in Leduc’s approximately 9,000 total homes, which include a selection of single-family homes, apartments, as well as Leduc-area acreages.
Leduc is a dynamic community with numerous recreational and family activities available. A newly constructed Leduc Recreation Centre features three NHL-size skating rinks, two field houses, an aquatic complex, a fitness facility, a curling complex, a running track, as well as recreational programs. This centre is one of Alberta’s largest recreational centres, it continuously hosts sports tournaments on a provincial and national level. In addition, Leduc has a robust outdoor parks and trail system, with multi-use pathways that stretch 46 kilometres long, making the city an ideal community for active residents.
Leduc homeowners can also take advantage of local golf courses, lakes and ski hill. Other city attractions include The Canadian Petroleum Interpretive Centre, Doctor Woods House Museum, the Stone Barn Garden, as well as Telford Lake. For local history buffs, Leduc also has one of the last wooden grain elevators in Alberta.
Leduc families have the option of sending their children to schools in local Catholic, private or public school systems. Schools range from elementary to high school, while excellent post-secondary institutions are available nearby in Edmonton, including the University of Alberta and MacEwan University. Local bus services runs weekdays within the city, as well as to and from Edmonton in partnership with the Edmonton Transit System. For disabled or senior residents, Leduc Assisted Transportation Service is also available.