“Black Gold” Country
Land on your feet at the Edmonton International Airport, step out the door and you’ve hit the road running in Leduc County. Leduc County is a dynamic municipality. It provides the opportunity for acreage living in many of its subdivisions, or a farm life with the opportunity to carry out many diverse farming operations.
You don’t have to go any further than Leduc County to find a plentiful array of recreation and leisure opportunities. Castrol Raceway is located at the north end of the Edmonton International Airport. Rural rodeo and exhibitions take place throughout Leduc County in the summer. View the region historically at the Alberta Heritage Exposition Park sponsored by the Leduc West Antique Society. Participate in rural living at any number of the dairy farms, horse stables, equestrian centres or “u-pic” berry farms. Water ski in the summer or snow ski in the winter. Numerous golf courses attract recreation and competitive golfers. Walking trails will include a 42 kilometer section of the TransCanada Trail. There are many lakes for sport fishing. Bird watching is available at Coyote Lake Nature Sanctuary or Ministik Lake. Camping is available at our own Centennial Park campground on Joseph Lake or Jubilee Park campground on Wizard Lake. Hotels and motels are in close proximity to the International Airport or stay at rural Bed and Breakfast Inns and Guest Ranches.
Leduc County is home of the first major oil strike in Canada. February 13, 1947 remains the day etched in memory as the beginning of Alberta’s oil boom. The Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre is located at the oil discovery site, so make sure to add this to your itinerary when visiting Black Gold country.