Leduc, Alberta - Integrity, Unity and Strength. When the first settler, Robert Telford, a former member of the Northwest Mounted Police, bought land to the south of Edmonton in the mid 1800s, he planned to create a settlement around the land he purchased. Typical of most pioneering minds, Telford established himself as the settlementâs first postmaster, justice of the peace and opened the first mercantile. Although the settlement bore his name, it wasn't until 1891, when the first train stopped at Leduc that the settlement began to grow. Integrity, Unity and Strength is Leduc's motto. It lives up to this with its enduring enterprise and urban development.
Leduc is actually named for the priest, Hippolyte Leduc who served the new settlers to this town. Alberta, it should be remembered is a relatively young province as compared to provinces in Atlantic Canada. With the Queen Elizabeth II Highway as a major transit artery, Leduc still maintains its early agricultural roots. Several grain elevators dot the landscape, as well as the all-important Canadian Pacific Railroad tracks that transport goods from farms to cities.
Leduc - Beauty and Business. Although, Leduc began as a small settlement, the city is teeming with business hubs centrally located and a wide variety of housing for various residential lifestyles. Leduc attracts new residents due to its scenic beauty and for the convenient locations to schools, shopping and sports. Another feature attraction is jobs. The availability of jobs in Leduc makes it an ideal place to reside. For business owners, Leduc has a housing base of nearly 10,000 and also a population that numbers approximately 25,000. Residents and business owners, Leduc offers scenic beauty and a tightly knit business community. Leduc offers ultra modern construction for businesses and homes, as well as parks, water sports and recreation facilities.