Mountain View County is surrounded by forest and mountains to the west, the quilted beauty of the prairies to the east, and a host of urban activity to the north and south all united by fertile farmland in every direction.

The region, directly north of Calgary and south of Red Deer, is proximate to both cities. The rural environment, with quick access to cities and international airports, makes Central Alberta geographically unique.

The area features rural living with “big city” benefits. The distinct, authentic, and original characteristics of the region make it an exciting and peaceful place to visit.

Home to beautiful lakes, Central Alberta is great for fishing, swimming, boating and water sports. Hunting and outdoor activities are ample, while the beautiful rolling hillsides are perfect for a quiet walk. Olds is part of the Central Alberta Tourism Alliance, plan your trip through our “Things to do” page and at

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