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Welcome to Olds ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Olds, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1951.
The town of Olds is 3,390 feet [1,033 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the altitude of Olds is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Olds lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).
Telephone area codes for Olds: (403) & (587)<2>
Websites for Olds ...
Official Website: www.olds.ca/
Communities Also Named Olds ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 6 communities that are also named Olds - they are located in Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee and Washington.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Olds.
Communities near Olds ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Olds.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Olds ...
Looking for more information about Olds? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Olds, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Olds.
Adding Olds to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Olds was on a map titled Road Map for Montana & Southern Alberta (from Shell Oil, 1951).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Olds.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Olds: www.olds.ca/
The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/
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This page was last modified/updated: 21 Feb 2024