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Explore Downtown: Top things to do while visiting Leduc

While Leduc is only located a short 32 kilometers from the heart of Alberta’s capital city, it is known as being the ‘growing, dynamic city in the heart of Canada’s economic engine’. This booming city, with loads of historic grounds, is the perfect place for a day trip. Filled with amazing gems for locals or for passing traffic to make a quick, yet fulfilling, pit stop.

As COVID-19 restrictions are beginning to lift, levels of excitement are on the rise, and there has never been a better time to visit Leduc’s downtown core. When planning your visit, here are some of the top attractions that you won’t want to miss out on.

Welcome the Weekend

Looking for a great way to kick off the weekend? Main Street Leduc is hosting themed events throughout this summer season. Come take a stroll through the downtown core every third Thursday of the month and browse the local boutiques, participate in games and contests, grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants, and so on. These events are a perfect way to get the family out and enjoy some quality time while supporting plenty of local businesses and taking advantage of the warm, summer months.

Know your Roots

Take a trip back in time and expand your knowledge of Leduc’s history. As the downtown district is very rich with historic events and monuments, it is a great place to book an afternoon date and learn something new! Some featured museums include the Dr. Woods House Museum, in which the public can book tours visiting the original house of Leduc’s first practicing doctor. This blast through the past will put you in the life of an upper-middle-class individual for the duration of your tour. Another great landmark to visit is the Leduc Heritage Grain Elevator, which features one of the last single composite wood crib grain elevators to be built in the Albertan region! This incredible piece of history will surely leave your jaw dropped and your mind blown.

Nature is Calling

Experience Leduc’s beautiful summer months by spending an afternoon down at Herb Reynar Memorial Park, George Liggies Park, or Telford Lake. Spread out on both sides of Main Street, visiting these attractions is the perfect way to soak up some sun, get some fresh air and enjoy some well-deserved quality time with yourself and others. Get your dogs, picnic essentials and walking shoes ready, get down here for a stroll, and enjoy the natural beauty of Downtown Leduc.

“Did you even go if you didn’t post about it?”

Finish your day trip on Main Street off by capturing the perfect shot. With plenty of Instagram-worthy photo opts, you’ll run out of phone storage before options! Main Street by itself is already perfect for photos, not to mention all the creative art located on storefronts across downtown. Some of the public’s favorites include the Wings mural, courtesy of the Leduc Art Club, as well as the Habaneros mural, painted on the restaurant’s exterior.

With all of these great reasons to make your way downtown, what’s stopping you? From beautiful walking areas to historic monuments and all of the shopping in between, now is the time to explore. Enhance your summer, magnify your perspective and open your eyes to all of the beauty that this city has to offer.

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