Olds is located five kilometres west of the junction of the Queen Elizabeth II Highway, also known as Highway 2, and Highway 27 in Central Alberta. It is located 59 km south of Red Deer, 90 km north of Calgary, and 208 km south of Edmonton.
Recognition of Treaty Territory
Olds is on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region of Alberta which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Piikanni, and Kainai First Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Stoney Nakoda Nations (Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations). This area is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.
Population & Amenities
Olds is home to 9,209 residents who feel they have the best of both worlds with a small town feel and big city amenities!
Olds is the hub of Mountain View County with a drawing population of more than 45,000 with a thriving retail and business sector including Walmart, Canadian Tire, Staples & more.
Home to Canada's first community-owned broadband fibre-optic network called O-NET.
Mayor Muzychka discusses O-Net with CBC Radio.
Olds has a well-equipped hospital with a 24/7 emergency department and surgical services, obstetrics, long and short term care, and a variety of health practitioners.
Physical amenities aside, it is the small town atmosphere and the people of Olds who are to be credited with its success and you won't find a more friendly and welcoming community to call home.