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Perfectly located in the heart of central Alberta between the cities of Red Deer and Calgary, Mountain View County enjoys 3,782 square km of unspoiled agricultural landscapes and mountain scenery.  The communities of Olds, Didsbury and Carstairs run adjacent to the main north-south provincial corridor (QEII), while Sundre and Cremona are connected via HWYS 22 and 27. Our location gives the advantage of access to all services and amenities from any corner of the County with ease.  Our direct trade area within county boundaries is over 35,000 with regional trade population of over 1.5 million within a 100km radius. We are a region focused on sustainable development, diversification and balanced growth. Mountain View County's’ 2900 km of roadways, CP rail and 2 regional airports keep the region connected, thriving and ready to harvest any opportunity.

Rural is beautiful, vibrant, supportive. It’s our way of life.

Agriculture is the backbone of Mountain View County's landscape and culture. With over 1,800 farms and ranches located on rich fertile soil and lush grazing land, agriculture is our proud heritage and our vital link to the future.

Mountain View County's is resourced to support local farmers and ranchers with programs and services designed to enhance production, environmental stewardship and industry growth. Protecting and sustaining the natural resources that fuel the County's agriculture industry is a responsibility we take seriously. Funding and expertise is available to County farmers committed to pursuing sound environmental strategies.