The Cochrane Guide

Civic Partnership

Cochrane Civic Partnership

Cochrane Tourism Association is a proud, official Civic Partner of the Town of Cochrane

Mission Statement

Cochrane Tourism will endeavour to promote Cochrane through the encouragement and facilitation of events, promotions and campaigns to raise the awareness of Cochrane as an outstanding, innovative and exciting visitor destination. This assignment will be achieved in conjunction with other organizations, groups, and levels of government with full cooperation and integrity. (February 2007)
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Welcome to Cochrane Tourism

Located in the heart of Alberta cattle country and the Cowboy Trail, Cochrane is a recreation playground for families, adventure enthusiasts and those seeking rest and relaxation in a beautiful natural setting. Only 20 minutes from Calgary and less than an hour from Banff, with spectacular vistas of the rolling foothills and majestic Rocky Mountains, Cochrane combines a proud western heritage with all the modern conveniences required for a great vacation. From running events to rodeos, skateboarding or hiking through original ranch country, Cochrane has action for everyone. Spend the day enjoying quaint shops, boutiques, dining establishments and the most famous ice cream in Alberta. Or enjoy the talents of a number of recognized artisans, musicians and writers that call Cochrane home. For further information, which may not be provided on this website, please contact:

Cochrane Activities and Special Offers

Cochrane can feed your cravings!

With rivers to paddle, courses to golf, paths to bike, trails to hike, not to mention rodeo action, paintball, archery, trail riding, and more! And all just 25 minutes from Calgary airport. Our spring and summer offers are valid from May to September.

To customize your Cochrane adventure, discover restaurant discounts, hotel packages and other special offers Visit Hungry For Adventure

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Find out what's happening in Cochrane

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Escape the Big City!

Just 45 minutes from downtown Calgary (15 minutes from the NW city limits) you'll find your year-round Stomping Grounds. Off the beaten track, but with so much to offer. Visit the Town of Cochrane and Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park and discover the real magic of the Alberta Foothills.  Find out more about Your Stomping Grounds


The Historic Cochrane Ranche Site

The Historic Cochrane Ranche Site, the location of Alberta's first large scale livestock operation in 1881, is accessible year-round. It is a 136 acre public park with picnic tables, two fire pits, and an outdoor stage. The Historic Westerson Cabin is located in the Cochrane Ranche Historic Site at the junction of Hwy 1A and Hwy 22 and is the site of a variety of free cultural and heritage demonstrations occurring on Saturday mornings (late May to August) during the Farmers Market.

Downtown Visitor Information Centre

The Historic Downtown Cochrane Visitor Information Centre is located at 209-2nd Avenue West. It is open from the May long weekend to Labour Day, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday to Friday and 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. Tourism information, public washrooms, and Cochrane souvenirs are available here. (403-851-2960)

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