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Cochrane Southern Alberta

Grab a cone of famous MacKay’s ice cream and listen up: Cochrane is a super cute outpost just west of Calgary. It’s popular as a day-trip by bike (five to six hours round trip) or just a 20-minute drive from city limits. ● Marketable history: On Saturday mornings in summer, visit Historic Cochrane Ranche, where Alberta’s first large-scale livestock operation started in 1881. The Farmers’ Market and historical demonstrations might set your tummy rumbling, so follow a trail to a picnic site. ● Flip out: Zero Gravity skatepark is big enough to see from the highway. Bring your own skateboard or hang out and watch the action.
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Wildlife Viewing

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary | Cochrane

Dining

Half Hitch Brewing Company | Cochrane Tourism Association

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The Cave, Sauna Day Spa

Cochrane, Alberta

The Cave, Sauna Day Spa is a space where you can relax, invigorate and cleanse your body, mind and soul. Let stress melt away with treatments in the Finnish sauna, infrared sauna, eucalyptus steam room, salt-inhalation room, herbal-inhalation room, Kneipp water path, tepidarium and relaxation areas. Each of the saunas has a unique climate that varies in temperature and humidity as well as in its design to give you an unforgettable spa experience. The Cave is where proactive alternative health care meets the ultimate pampering day spa experience. Enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of soothing music and aromatherapy to achieve body and mind purifying, healing and relaxation.

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Historic Cochrane Ranche

Cochrane, Alberta
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With its spectacular mountain views, the Historic Cochrane Ranche Site is the original site of Alberta's first large-scale livestock operation established by Senator Matthew Cochrane in 1881. It’s now a year-round public park space, spanning 136 acres, complete with picnic tables, fire pits and an outdoor stage. The historic Westerson Cabin hosts a variety of free nature, culture and heritage demonstrations on Saturday mornings (late May to August) during the Farmers Market. The ranche is also home to the Cochrane Historical Museum, which is open seasonally in the summer.

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The Vintage Verandah

Cochrane, Alberta

The Vintage Verandah provides a unique shopping experience for the lover of all things old. Located in Cochrane's historic downtown just down from the famous MacKay's ice-cream. We have carefully curated a collection of old furniture and farmhouse finds with new home decor & clothing all with a vintage feel, to provide shoppers with a one of a kind experience. We also specialize in teaching workshops on how to upscale your furniture with the use of environmentally friendly, Canadian made DIY paints such as Fusion Mineral Paint, Miss Mustard Seed'd Milk paint or Country Chic Paint.

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Ramada Cochrane

Cochrane, Alberta
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Make the newly renovated, Canalta owned and operated Ramada in Cochrane your home away from home with the amenities and warm friendly service you have come to expect from a Canalta hotel. Enjoy complimentary deluxe continental breakfast and warm buttery popcorn while you stay.

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Super 8 Hotel & Suites Cochrane

Cochrane, Alberta
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Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the Super 8 Cochrane hotel is less than 40 minutes away from Calgary International Airport (YYC). We guarantee you will fall in love with the quaint town of Cochrane. Our pet-friendly hotel offers free WiFi, in-room refrigerators, microwaves, work desks and satellite TVs. Some rooms have a full kitchen and cooking facilities. Wake up to a free continental breakfast with hot waffles and hard-boiled eggs. Exercise in the gym or use the business centre if you need to touch base with the office. Large truck parking is available.

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Bow River Inn

Cochrane, Alberta
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Bow River Inn provides brightly furnished ground-level guest rooms, complete with air conditioning, a microwave, a fridge, free Wi-Fi, free parking, and laundry and BBQ facilities. Select rooms feature kitchenettes, and breakfast is included with your stay.

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Intro Tour

Want to know more about wolfdogs? Enjoy the opportunity to learn all about the sanctuary and get an introduction to what wolfdogs are all about. This is a great way to photograph one of our packs of wolfdogs as well as having full access to one of our wolfdog experts.

Expires: 2019-07-22
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Sanctuary Walk

An interpretive walk through the sanctuary allows visitors to see the sanctuary and view the various packs of wolfdogs at your own pace. This is a great opportunity to learn interesting facts about wolves and wolfdogs and support the sanctuary. This is a self-guided tour.

Expires: 2019-07-22
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Interactive Tour

A 45-60 minute program where guests will meet two wolfdog packs inside enclosures, getting the chance to interact and learn all about them. Guests will also get the opportunity to view the other animals that also reside at the Sanctuary on the Sanctuary Walk. Advanced reservations required.

Expires: 2018-11-30
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Tours

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Griffin Valley Ranch

Cochrane, Alberta
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Ride through 4,500 acres of forests, valleys and streams in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies at this ranch northwest of Cochrane. Trail rides, pony rides, BBQ rides and camping are available.

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FreeBird Adventures

Cochrane, Alberta

FreeBird Adventures is based in Cochrane, AB. We offer small group excursions for up to 12 people. Working with local tour and activity providers throughout Alberta, we will plan and deliver an awesome single day or multi-day excursion for your group into one easy price, including transportation on our mini coach bus. We will pick your group up from the office or other central meeting location to start the trip, and bring you back safely at the end of the trip. In the winter months we can offer: skiing, snowmobile tours, snowboarding, ice fishing, x-country skiing, and more.

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Saddle Peak Trail Rides

Cochrane, Alberta
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Join Saddle Peak Trail Rides for a ride along the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies and experience the mountains on horseback. Celebrating 40 years in 2018! Small groups rides from 1 hour to 4 days are offered. Authentic pack trips 2 or 3 days, tent accommodation. 4 day lodge rides.

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Events

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Martin Parnell’s 7th Annual Run/Walk

Cochrane, Alberta
2018-12-31 To 2018-12-31 MST

Martin Parnell’s Annual Run/Walk. Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Registration on site, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 km, 5 km, 2 km along the stunning Bow River.

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