Published on May 22, 2024

Olds is located right in the heart of Alberta, on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Piikanni, and Kainai First Nations), Tsuut’ina First Nation, the Stoney Nakoda Nations (Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations) and Métis Nation Region 3. Indigenous Tourism Alberta provides a map of opportunities & experiences around Alberta. 

Calgary is 45 mins south of Olds, on QE2, where you’ll find the Calgary Stampede (July 5 – 14), Telus Spark, Calgary Zoo, and much much more.

Olds is located in Mountain View County, aptly named as you can see the Rocky Mountains on the horizon. Canmore & Banff/Lake Louise are just a two-hour drive away! Whether you want to climb a mountain, explore beautiful rivers & lakes, or wander around their quaint downtown areas you can make a day of it or stay overnight in one of many hotels and AirBnBs.

Head east for an hour and you’ll hit Drumheller, home of the Royal Tyrrell Museum for all you dino-lovers! The Canadian Badlands is home to the largest deposits of dinosaur bones in the world and Dinosaur Valley is in no shortage of places to explore and contemplate what life was like when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

OK, but what if you don’t want to leave Olds? No problem! Olds College of Agriculture & Technology features beautiful Botanic Gardens & Wetlands, a 3600 acre Smart Farm including cattle, sheep, and a wide variety of crops and an on-campus Brewery featuring student & instructor creations.

Within the town of Olds you’ll find restaurants from your fast-food favorites to Italian fine-dining and the pub fare you’re looking for after a day of sessions. Walk off your pent up energy on one of the many walking trails, including “Olds Rocks” art display on Hwy 27. Swimming, Bowling, Movies, Pickle Ball, and more! Olds may be small town, but it doesn’t play small!
So what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets and your boots, #PSEWeb is goin’ country!