What does Cochrane have to offer?


First of all, location. Cochrane is beautifully situated between the Rocky Mountains and the hoppin' metropolis of Calgary, so everything that those destinations have to offer is easily accessible from here. Plus, the Calgary area is the sunniest place in Canada!

And Cochrane is a thriving centre in its own right, with unique shops and cultural events year-round. Quieter than the city, but only a short drive away; close to the mountains, but without being "touristy", it's a great place to use as a base for exploration or as a quick gem to discover en-route.


This list is by no means exhaustive, but it's a good start if you'd like a sense of what there is to do and see in Cochrane and area. We are long-time residents and are happy to help you out further in person!


  • ​Town of Cochrane events calendar

  • Unique shops: specialty wine, espresso, boutique clothing and jewelry, art galleries, pottery, western wear, ladies' & children's consignment, new & used outdoor wear, locally made ice cream...

  • Cochrane Movie House

  • Cochrane Farmers' Market: Saturdays 9:00-1:00, June-September

  • Cochrane Ranche Historic Site, Bow River pathway

  • Muller Windsports (hang gliding & paragliding)

  • Just a 5 minute drive from Cochrane (access soon to be right within town), The Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park offers outdoor programs and an absolutely stunning setting for a walk or bike ride

  • 45 minutes north of town, Fallentimber Meadery is open for weekend tours and tastings of their honey and mead

  • The Fence & Post and The Boot are just two great nearby dining options



      All the hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, you-name-it that you can          enjoy in the fresh mountain air (45 - 90 minutes gets you to four                downhill ski resorts)


  • ​​World-class food scene, home of the National Music Centre, huge array of music, arts, and sporting events...here's one events calendar to get you started 

  • World-class flyfishing on the Bow River

  • Alberta Food Tours in Calgary, Banff, and Canmore. Their "Inglewood Edibles: Made by Mavericks" tour has been designated a Canadian Signature Experience