Olds is a town in central Alberta, Canada within Mountain View County. It is located 61 km (38 mi) south of Red Deer, the nearest city, and 90 kilometres (56 mi) north of Calgary. The nearest towns are Didsbury to the south and Bowden to the north.
The town is located at the intersection of Highway 27 and Highway 2A, 5 km (3.1 mi) west of the Queen Elizabeth II Highway. The Canadian Pacific Railway's main Edmonton-Calgary line runs through the town.
Olds is home to a big box retail development that opened in 2008. It features a Wal-Mart, Canadian Tire and other major retailers. Olds is also home to Olds College, which is noted for its agricultural and fashion retail programs.
The Town of Olds' 2013 municipal census counted a population of 8,511, a 27.0% increase over its 2005 municipal census population of 6,703.
In the 2011 Census, the Town of Olds had a population of 8,235 living in 3,400 of its 3,702 total dwellings, a 13.5% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 7,253. With a land area of 14.87 km2 (5.74 sq mi), it had a population density of 553.8/km2 (1,434.3/sq mi) in 2011.
In 2006, Olds had a population of 7,248 living in 3,190 dwellings, a 9.7% increase from 2001. The town has a land area of 11.05 km2 (4.27 sq mi) and a population density of 656.1 /km2 (1,699 /sq mi).
- Jay Rosehill, professional ice hockey player
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