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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:

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.

  • Innisfail
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Didsbury
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Carstairs
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Bowden
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowden came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowden <3>
  • Netook
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Netook
  • Henday
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henday
  • Neapolis
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neapolis
  • Mayton ‑ Historic
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Mayton. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayton
  • Dickson
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickson came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickson
  • Kevisville
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)

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.

The official website for Olds:

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Olds - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.


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