Campus & Facilities

Our main campus is located in Olds, Alberta, a scenic small town surrounded by wide open prairies with beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains to the west. Calgary is less than an hour to the south and Red Deer is just 40 minutes north. A short drive 45 minutes west of Olds will put you in the heart of the rolling foothills and Rocky Mountains. On our scenic campus, you can enjoy 25 acres of botanic gardens and constructed wetlands, and some unique shopping experiences that support our students and programs. Pick up some local craft beer at our Brewery, a variety of steaks, sausage and more from our campus Meat Store, or flowers and fresh vegetables from our Greenhouse.

Our second campus is home to the Fashion Institute by Olds College and is located in the heart of downtown Calgary, in an area known for shopping, restaurants, theatres and museums.

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Animal Health – Lachlin McKinnon Building

The Lachlin McKinnon building, also known as the Animal Health building, is home to our Animal Sciences programs and the National Meat Training Centre. The building was first opened in 1966 when the Animal Health program was first offered to students. Learn More

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Botanic Gardens & Constructed Wetlands

Not just a walk down the garden path, the gardens are designed to meet the instructional needs of courses and programs on campus, and are used as the location and subject matter for research projects and community learning opportunities. The Botanic Gardens is an aesthetically beautiful, diverse and well-maintained garden and constructed wetlands. Learn More

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Calgary Campus

Located on the seventh floor of the Bow Valley College South Campus, our Calgary campus is home to the Fashion Institute by Olds College. Learn More

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Community Learning Campus

The Community Learning Campus is a joint venture between Olds College and the Chinook’s Edge School Division. Located on the Olds College Campus, the Community Learning Campus consists of three shared multi-use facilities, the Bell e-Learning Centre, Ralph Klein Centre and the Fine-Arts Theatre. Learn More

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Duncan Marshall Place

Duncan Marshall Place is named after the agricultural minister of the 1930's and is one of our most historic buildings. Duncan Marshall established demonstration farms and bought properties throughout the province, one of which was Olds College. Learn More

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Equine Barns / Riding Arenas

Olds College is home to two professional riding arenas that are used by our Equine classes and the Olds College Rodeo Team. The production barn is where all the reproductive courses such as hand breeding and artificial insemination class take place. Learn more

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Farm

Our large 2,060 acre land base allows exposure to various crops, pastures, hay crops, research projects and demonstration plots. Olds College maintains a cow/calf herd of 160 cows and a flock of 120 ewes. The Farm allow students the opportunity to take part in activities that every cattle rancher must know.  Learn More

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James Murray Building

This building is home to our Land Administration, Land Agent, and Land and Water Resources programs and many of our Agriculture Management courses. Learn More

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Landscape Pavillion

In 1997, Olds College opened the Landscape Construction Pavilion with support from the Bank of Montreal, the Landscape Alberta Nursery Trades Association and members of the horticulture industry. The Pavilion was constructed in response to industry requests for Olds College to provide students with greater opportunities to develop hands on horticultural skills. Learn More

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Land Sciences Centre

The Land Sciences Centre is connected to the Greenhouses and Landscape Pavilion, and features classrooms typically used by Horticulture and Land & Environment classes, as well as offices for faculty in those programs. Learn More

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Learning Resource Centre

The Learning Resource Centre building houses a number of student resources including the Office of the Registrar, Student Support Services, Learning Commons, Campus store and more. Learn More

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Metals Building

The Metals building houses welding apprenticeship training, full-time program studies, continuing education outreach programming, and is used as a Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) testing and certification centre serving employers and employees in industry. Learn More

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W.J. Elliott Agricultural Mechanics Building

In 1913, farm machinery mechanic courses were being taught at Olds College. Fifty-five years later the Agricultural Mechanics Program officially launched in an old airplane hangar, which was refitted as a lab and classroom. Shortly after, this was named the W.J. Elliott building, after the College’s first Principal. Learn more

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Landmarks on Campus

See our landmarks including the water tower, peace cairns, heritage barns and partnership items around campus. Learn More