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Olds, Alberta

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Welcome to Olds ...

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Olds had a population of 7,253 people.<1>

The town of Olds is 3,390 feet [1,033 m] above sea level.<2> 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) and (587)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Olds had a population of 7,253 people.

The population of Olds represents 0.22% of the population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 33rd most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 7,253 people, the population of Olds increased 9.78% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 6,607 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Olds.

Communities near Olds ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Olds and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2006
Bowden   [Map]   1,210   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Carstairs   [Map]   2,699   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Dickson   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Didsbury   [Map]   4,275   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Henday   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Innisfail   [Map]   7,331   N   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Olds.

Communities Also Named Olds ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Olds. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Olds:

Websites for Olds ...

Official Website:

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Olds were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Olds - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Olds) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Olds. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Olds

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olds. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.7833, Longitude: -114.1000     [Map].

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