Fun activities and quick eats – all for $20 or less
You don’t have to break the bank to have a great time in the Leduc Region. With an endless amount of fun + reasonably priced activities to choose from, you can experience some of the best adventures in the area regardless of your budget.
Keep reading for ideas of things to do in the Leduc Region for under $20. Even better, each suggestion is paired with a nearby quick eat option… because exploring on an empty stomach never ended well for anyone.
Celebrate Alberta’s history at the Canadian Energy Museum
Admission Price: $12 for adults, $8 for students/children
***FREE tours at 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM every Saturday during the month of September!
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Learn how Alberta became known as Oil Country! The Canadian Energy Museum has the facts & info about how it all began, presenting them in a fun and educational way for visitors of all ages. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about Alberta’s oil history, making this the perfect spot for a family day trip. Did you know that the famous Leduc No. 1 oil rig was very recently brought back to the museum on August 27th, 2020, after being dismantled at its former viewing spot at Edmonton’s Gateway Park visitor center? Check out the full story on that HERE.
Post-adventure snack: Swing by the Sugar Shack in Devon, AB! This drive-thru burger joint is just a short 6 min drive away from the Canadian Energy Museum. Treat yourself to a delicious milkshake, or some tasty ice cream – they have over 12 different flavors of both hard AND soft serve! Not only is the food amazing and the service excellent, prices are very reasonable too with the cost of a large milkshake or ice cream averaging to about $5.
Create your own adventure in Downtown Leduc
Explore to your heart’s content! Main Street Leduc is the perfect spot for window-shopping – use our Specialty Shopping guide as a starting point for ideas, and our Interactive Maps feature to map out your journey. The Leduc Heritage Grain Elevator is just a short 3 minute walk away from the east end of Main Street, and is great spot to grab some pictures. Telford Lake is also near by – stretch out your legs on the Multiway Trail System while you enjoy picturesque views of the lake.
Mid-adventure snack: The Leduc Coffee Shop is an excellent choice for a coffee stop or a quick lunch. Located on Main Street right beside Playing For Keeps Toys and More, this quaint spot is known for it’s high quality food, welcoming atmosphere, and reasonable prices. Warm up with a medium latte or a cup of delicious homemade soup – both are only $4. Make sure to leave room for one of their famous $3 cinnamon buns.
Experience natural beauty at Voyageur Park
There’s no lack of fun things to do in Devon’s Voyageur Park. With plenty of wide-open spaces, picnic tables, and fire pits, this is a great spot to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. Voyageur Park offers easy access to the North Saskatchewan river, hiking trails, and bike trails – make sure to dress accordingly and bring lots of snacks for a day of outdoor adventures. See if you can find the “Secret Park” or the “Legs of Fire Staircase” nestled away amongst trees and shrubbery. Use this Devon Trail System Map as a guide to make the most out of your visit.
Post-adventure snack: You’ll work up an appetite after a busy day of outdoor explorations. We suggest making your way into downtown Devon and paying a visit to Phalika’s Thai Restaurant. Mouthwatering, authentic meals are made fresh to order, and average approximately $15/entree. Save some room for dessert though, because Phalika’s also has ice cream.
Enjoy fine art at the Zyp Art Gallery
Admission Price: FREE (although donations are appreciated)
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
This quaint little gallery is located on the east end of Calmar, AB, and can be found on the second floor of the picturesque Calmar Medical Clinic. The gallery itself displays some down right incredible pieces of art, with exhibits rotating on a regular basis to keep things fresh and current. By celebrating the works of local artists, the Zyp Art Gallery aims to inspire non-traditional art viewers through education, while also paying homage to the philanthropists the space is named for – Hank and Tillie Zyp.
Post-adventure snack: Less than a 2 min walk away from the gallery is the Calmar Bakery – a fantastic spot to enjoy a quick coffee and tasty treat. The smell of fresh donuts is immediately noticeable when you walk in, and you can’t go wrong with ordering one (or a few) of these delicious snacks (approx. $1.50/donut). Pair your donut with a cup of fresh drip coffee (also $1.50) if you need a quick pick-me-up. Fair warning, the freshly baked goods sold here fly off the shelves quickly, so arrive early to make sure you get your pick.
There’s so many fun things to do in the Leduc Region under $20! For more activity ideas, be sure to check out our Attractions page. In the meantime, leave a comment below and let us know your go-to low-cost activity in the Leduc Region.