7 Things to Do Around Edmonton’s Secord Heights
Edmonton’s Secord Heights is a burgeoning new community in West Edmonton. It’s just behind Lewis Estates, and it’s a popular choice for families. Learn more about what you can do around this community, and we think you’ll see it might be one of the best choices in Edmonton.
1. Commune with Nature
Secord Heights is part of the City of Edmonton, but just outside of the main city perimeter, so you get a quieter, country-like feeling when you live in the area. Many families are attracted to the trails, parks, and playgrounds located in and nearby. If you’re willing to take a short drive, you can access even more beautiful natural spaces, including the Wagner Natural Area and the Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park. If you love getting outside in all seasons, you’re going to love living in Secord Heights.
2. Sign the Kids Up for Some Fun
Since this community tends to attract families, you’ll find there are plenty of fun things for kids to do around Secord Heights. The past few summers, there has been a camp-like program in the community called the Green Shack Program. Through this program, kids can play games, do crafts, and learn more about First Nations people. You could also sign up for a sports program like soccer and meet up with others at the skating rink in the winter.
3. Or Join a Parenting Group
Parents in Secord Heights love having access to parenting and playgroups. You can just drop in to play on the first and third Friday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the West Meadow church for the West Meadow Playgroup. “Secord Mamas” is an online Facebook group that meets regularly in person. It’s also a great place to find babysitters or gently used clothes and toys.
4. Get Around
Secord Heights is quite close to the Lewis Farms Transit Centre, where you can connect with the bus system and the LRT system. That’s great news for those who prefer to take public transit for work, but there’s another group of people who can’t get enough of the public transit system: toddlers. To a little one who typically spends his or her time looking out the car window from a tightly buckled car seat, the excitement of riding a train or bus is real. Best of all, it doesn’t cost much for this “attraction.”
5. Have Fun at the Attractions in West Edmonton
Being in West Edmonton has plenty of advantages. This area is home to some of the most popular recreational activities throughout the city. Young children are sure to enjoy a day spent at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, while older children will get a thrill out of visiting Fort Edmonton Park. West Edmonton Mall is the largest shopping mall in North America, but you know it’s far more than a mall. There are other things like the water park, bowling, ice skating, and roller coasters. The Snow Valley Ski Club also offers year-round fun: skiing in the winter and an aerial course in the summer.
6. Pick Up the Essentials…and a Few More Things
You want your home to be in a place where you can easily get the things you need, whether you’re thinking about a weekly grocery shopping trip or buying all of your holiday gifts. This is easy when you live in Secord Heights. There are three major shopping centres within a 10-minute drive from the community: Webber Greens, The Market at Lewis Estates, and The Shops at Granville. These commercial areas include popular stores like Costco, Dollarama, Save-On, Sobeys, and a variety of popular restaurants. And we’ve already mentioned that West Edmonton Mall is close by. Let the kids do some of the fun things while you get all of the shopping done.
7. Shape the Community You Want
Secord Heights is still a growing community, so you’re in a great position to shape the direction of the neighbourhood. They have an active Community League that plans fun programs for those who live in the area in addition to taking on more mundane projects like fundraising for a new playground and asking the city to provide more trash cans in public places. Anyone who lives in Secord Heights is welcome to join.
With a variety of duplex-style and front-attached homes to choose from, Secord Heights is a great place for families to put down roots. Come see what this community has to offer and talk to an Area Manager about building your home here.