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For other places with the same name, see Olds (disambiguation).

Olds is a town of about 9,100 people (2016) in the Central Corridor region of Alberta. It is home to a botanical garden that is an important educational and research centre.


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Olds is a town on the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor, 1 hour north of Calgary and 40 minutes south of Red Deer. The Olds Uptowne & East Village are undergoing historical renovations to revert the buildings back to their original 1900s appearances. Olds College is a living laboratory for agriculture and animal husbandry. It houses botanical gardens featuring unique prairie and parkland flora. The town also has a cutting edge business & technology centre (1 of only 2 in western Canada), a performing arts theatre, and massive health & wellness facility.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The nearest international airport is the Calgary International Airport(YYC IATA), located an hour and a half away.

  • 1 Olds-Didsbury Airport (located 4.3 nautical miles (8.0 km; 4.9 mi) south of Olds). Small airport for private aircraft, operated by Mountain View County. Olds-Didsbury Airport (Q3915801) on Wikidata Olds-Didsbury Airport on Wikipedia

By car[edit]

Olds is located along Highway 2, 90 km (56 mi) north of Calgary and 61 km (38 mi) south of Red Deer, take Highway 27 west (exit 340).

Get around[edit]

Taxi and limousine services are available in Olds.



  • 1 Centennial Park, 5037 53 St. Small park centrally located in Uptowne Olds features a Skate Board Park and Splash Park. Home to Olds Fashioned Christmas Events and the Light Up Parade, as well as many events hosted by various organizations.
  • 2 Olds Golf Club (3 km east of Olds on Hwy 27), +1 403-556-8008. 18 hole, par 3
  • 3 Trail Creek Golf Course (11 km west of Olds on Hwy 27, 1 km north on Rge Rd 31), +1 403-586-0561. 9 hole, par 4.


  • 1 Uptowne Olds. Small downtown area with independent shops, centred along 50 Ave between 46 St (Hwy 27) & 54 St.
  • 2 Cornerstone, 6700 46 St (Hwy 27 & 68 Ave). Big box shopping on the west end of Olds.
  • 3 Eagle Creek Farms, 34530 Range Road 14 (From Bowden - 5 km west on Hwy 587, 2.4 km north Rge Rd 14), +1 403-224-3995, toll-free: +1-877-224-3939. U-pick Saskatoon berry farm.



  • 1 The Blue Yak, 5102 50th St, +1 403-556-8030.
  • 2 Olds College Brewery, 4601 46 St, +1 403-556-8290. Tu-Sa noon-6PM. Part of Olds College Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program. The retail store is a social enterprise where all revenue goes back into supporting education.


  • 1 Best Western, 4520 46 St, +1 403-556-5900, toll-free: +1-800-780-7234. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. Offers amenities including Boston Pizza, an indoor pool, free wifi and free parking. From $106.
  • 2 Circle 5 Motel, #17 4513 52 Ave, +1 403 556-7755. Budget motel offering simple rooms with cooking facilities, free WiFi & parking. From $78.
  • 3 Pomeroy Inn & Suites, 4601 46 Ave (corner of Highways 27 and 2A near Olds College), +1 403-556-8815. Offers amenities including an indoor pool with waterslide, complimentary breakfast and free wifi. From $120.
  • 4 Ramada, #500 6700 46 St, +1 403-507-8349, toll-free: +1-800-854-9517. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. Located in the hub of Cornerstone the Ramada as many amenities including breakfast, a pool and waterslide, and free wifi. From $159.
  • 5 Siesta Motel, 5218 46 St, +1 403 556-3376. Clean, simple motel. Free WiFi is and parking. Every room has a flat-screen TV. Some rooms feature a sitting area. You will find a coffee machine in the room. The rooms have a private bathroom. From $79.


Continue west to Sundre to explore the foothills and eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Olds
EdmontonInnisfail   N Alberta Highway 2.svg S  Didsbury-CarstairsCalgary
Red DeerInnisfail   N Alberta Highway 2A.svg S  AirdrieEND
ENDSundre  W Alberta Highway 27.svg E  Three HillsDrumheller

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