Trochu is located in East Central Alberta approximately 80 kilometers southeast of Red Deer. Functioning primarily as an agricultural service centre, Trochu has a trading area population of approximately 5,000. Highway 21, a major north/south transportation artery in East Central Alberta, intersects with Secondary Highway 585 at Trochu. These roadways provide Trochu with excellent transportation links. The topography of the area surrounding the Town consists of rolling farmland. The town itself is situated on the north bank of a large coulee that contains the Trochu Creek, a tributary of the Kneehill Creek which in turn flows into the Red Deer River. The land slopes from a high point in the Northwest of the town towards the coulee in the Southeast.