CELEBRATE ALL THINGS ITALIAN THIS WEEKEND

Italians know how to celebrate. From masked balls to street parties with giant papier-mâché floats to (my favourite) battle reenactments that use fruits and vegetables instead of weapons, Italy has il festival down to a fine art. While we can’t recreate a giant food fight, we can celebrate the variety of Italian food and drink…

Memories from the Cochrane Fair

The Cochrane Fair A nod to the folks from the Cochrane & District Agricultural Society, who have plenty to be proud of but the annual Cochrane Fair is truly a feather in its cap. It’s a celebration of a way of life that has deep roots in this community, forging lasting bonds between locals and…

Live Your Own Adventure

Adventure lies in wait all around Cochrane. And let’s face it, we’re all ready to venture (safely) outdoors while the gorgeous summer weather continues.  Here are some of our favourite things to do and places to go. Not all are open this season, for obvious reasons but ALL are worth the wait. Howling at the…

Remember to Breathe

Remember to Breathe This Weekend The summer months are all about relaxing and enjoying what the season has to offer. But for many of us these days, stress levels are high and finding time for self-care can be difficult. In Cochrane, solutions abound. Make a weekend out of it. Vibrational healing A recent addition to…

Art For Arts Sake

The art scene in Cochrane is bursting at the seams these days, with a new gallery collective displaying the wares of talented local artists and artisans, as well as studios and workshops and a plethora of public art. Route 22  Start with a visit to the latest addition to the local arts community, Route 22…

Clean Beauty Inspiration

Pure Anada Did you ever stop to think about what might be in the lotions and potions you apply to your skin every day? Skin eats! What are you feeding it?  Scientists at the David Suzuki Foundation say dangerous chemicals inhabit many of today’s skincare products. Try carcinogens, pesticides, formaldehyde, reproductive toxins, some stuff known…

Cycling at Glenbow Ranch

Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park Enjoy stunning vistas, rolling hills, and spot the occasional cowboy as you explore nearly 40 kms of paved and shale pathways at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park.  The gorgeous Bowbend Trail is a ribbon of pavement that meanders along the Bow River in between Cochrane and Calgary.   It is part of The…

Heavenly Outhouse

Dream Big

HEAVENLY OUTHOUSE AND POOR DAVID’S Sometimes life demands a mighty leap of faith. Karrie and her daughter, Natasha did exactly that, leaving behind the world of teaching for the realm of retail. It began 12 years ago with the purchase of Heavenly Outhouse, an eclectic shop in Historic Downtown Cochrane. When the opportunity arose to…