Tradition runs deep as the earth in Mountain View County. It’s a place of rich soil and richer opportunities. The terrain varies from expansive horizons in the east to undulating foothills and dense forests to the west. And scattered throughout are communities each with their own unique personalities, on-the-farm experiences and one-of-a-kind boutiques and cafés.
Mountain View County is ideal for people who love to be outside in the fresh air, or soaking up western culture and heritage. It’s an area that is hugely popular with cyclists of all skill levels. Rodeos jam the calendar spring through fall. There are spots hidden and well-loved alike perfect for fishing, hunting, hiking, camping and riding. Markets are prevalent everywhere… farmer’s markets, art shows and sales, artisans and crafts… and with the many festivals, concerts, and special events throughout the County, there is no lack of engaging activities in this quiet rural environment.
Prairies Skies and Love of the Land
Room to Grow
Mountain View County is a prosperous rural municipality located in the heart of Alberta's Calgary-Edmonton Corridor. Just over a century ago, the same stretch of land was for the most part untamed wilderness, void of any semblance of permanent settlement.See more about Mountain View County >
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November 27, 2018
New! Spring Community Showcase
Regularly held every September, this event is an annual Information and Registration Night, giving newcomers an introduction into the community. All local area residents have the opportunity to sign up for classes, lessons, workshops and find volunteer opportunities in the community. For 2019, Olds Institute / Everything Olds is hosting a showcase on February 12 […]
November 27, 2018
Everything Olds is new again
Community information portal site has a fresh look One of the challenges with information and technology is keeping up with ever-evolving changes and dynamics. Olds Institute embraced that challenge as it gave its community directory and information platform website, EverythingOlds.ca, a modern new look. “It’s more than just appearance, although that is an attractive feature […]
March 4, 2018
Summertime Central Alberta Adventures
Summer brings great weather and with it, the promise of fantastic adventures spent in the great outdoors. It’s time to leave your worries behind and take in the majestic wonders of Central Alberta. There’s plenty of thrills to find, but the first step is getting out of the house and into the wild. So with […]