Located a short distance from Alberta's capital, Leduc is a family-friendly city of 25,000. Part of the Edmonton Capital Region metropolitan area, the city has a long history with the oil and gas industry. Another sector of the economy is transportation, as Leduc is adjacent to the Edmonton International Airport. The city also contains business parks with more than 1,000 distinct businesses. First established in the late 19th century, Leduc was originally named after one of the area's first settlers, Robert Telford. The city was later renamed Leduc after a long-serving Roman Catholic missionary priest, Father Hippolyte Leduc.
Today, the city features plenty of parks, recreation and cultural activities, and facilities, including the Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts and the Leduc Recreation Centre, complete with aquatic centre, curling rink and three NHL-sized hockey rinks. Leduc also hosts the annual Main Street Festival in the downtown core where residents gather to watch street performers, play games, browse the Farmers Market, and check out the antique and muscle car show.