Downtown Leduc Afternoon Getaway

July 6, 2024.

Exploring the charm of a small town can be a delightful escape from city life, and Downtown Leduc offers just that. Here’s a perfect itinerary for an afternoon getaway that showcases some of the unique places and experiences in this lovely city.

Telford Lake, William F. Lede Park, City of Leduc

Start at Telford Lake

Begin your adventure at Telford Lake, where the serene waters and scenic trails provide a refreshing start. Take a leisurely walk along the shoreline, soak in the beauty of nature, and maybe even spot some local wildlife. This lake is Leduc’s gem in the middle of the city with fantastic trail connections to other amenities, such as William. F. Lede Park and the Cultural Village with the Stone Barn Garden. The tranquility of the lake is a great way to unwind and set the tone for your day.

Leduc Coffee Shop, City of Leduc

Coffee Break at Leduc Coffee Shop

Next, head to Leduc Coffee Shop for a cozy coffee break. This local gem serves up delicious brews, cinnamon buns, sandwiches, and award-winning orange rolls in a welcoming atmosphere. It’s the perfect spot to relax, people-watch, sit on their outdoor patio, and enjoy the charm of small-town hospitality. Supporting local businesses like this is not only satisfying, but also helps keep the community vibrant. The uniqueness of the coffee shop is that it is a combined space with Magpies Collection, a local family-owned business showcasing Canadian made products and gifts.

Jukebox Diner, City of Leduc

Lunch at Jukebox Diner

When hunger strikes, make your way to Jukebox Diner. This retro-themed eatery is a blast from the past, offering classic diner fare that will delight your taste buds. Enjoy a hearty burger (or a vegetarian ‘Don’t Have a Cow’) with their gluten-free patties and options to add grilled onions, mushrooms, or jalapenos, classic shakes, or a banana split while listening to some old-school tunes. They offer ‘Your Flavour of the Week’ and the Bacon MacnCheese Burger is one not to miss! The nostalgic ambiance makes for a fun and memorable dining experience.

Sole Nordic Spa, City of Leduc

Relax at Sole Nordic Spa

After lunch, treat yourself to some relaxation at Sole Nordic Spa. This serene oasis offers a range of spa services that will leave you feeling rejuvenated. Whether you opt for a massage, a facial, or a soak in their hot tubs, you’ll appreciate the pampering and the peaceful environment. They believe in a holistic approach to wellness, focusing on the harmony of mind, body, and spirit. Their range of services includes a traditional-themed Nordic sauna, therapeutic cold shower, and a variety of wellness treatments that utilize organic, Nordic-inspired ingredients. Nordic Wellness Circuit is a unique routine, deeply rooted in Nordic culture, is a rhythmic dance of hot, cold, rest, and repeat – a ritual designed to rejuvenate the body, refresh the mind, and revitalize the spirit. It’s a wonderful way to unwind and take care of yourself, plan to book ahead.

Prairie Mountain Furniture and It’s a Crock Country Store, City of Leduc

Explore Prairie Mountain Furniture and It’s a Crock Country Store

Stroll down the street and step into this store for a dose of local craftsmanship. Prairie Mountain Furniture & It’s a Crock Country Store is the brainchild of Walter and Sandra Ulickij, who brought their love for country décor to Alberta in 1999. Walter, with his Ottawa Valley roots and extensive carpentry skills, crafts beautiful solid wood furniture, while Sandra, inspired by her southwestern Ontario upbringing, curates charming country home décor. Since opening in 2007, they’ve combined their talents to create a unique shopping experience, offering high-quality furniture and décor that will make your home cozy and inviting. Visit them for a true rustic vibe and a touch of country charm. An added bonus, supporting local artisans is a great way to contribute to the community’s economy!

Plane-spotting Fun

As you explore Downtown Leduc, don’t forget to look up! The town’s proximity to YEG airport means you’ll often see planes arriving and taking off. It’s a thrilling sight that adds a touch of excitement to your day. Watching the planes can remind you of the joys of travel and the adventures that await.

One of the best parts of visiting Downtown Leduc is the drive out of the city. The journey itself is a chance to unwind and enjoy the open road. The fresh air, scenic views, and slower pace are a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of city life. As your afternoon in Downtown Leduc comes to a close, you’ll leave feeling relaxed, full, and maybe even a sense of adventurous fulfillment! From lakeside tranquility to nostalgic diners, soothing spas to handcrafted treasures, Leduc is a destination that’s different in the best possible way. Happy exploring!

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