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Cochrane Southern Alberta

Nestled in the Bow River Valley, just 20 minutes west of Calgary, you’ll find a quaint country town bursting with western charm and recreational opportunities. Stroll historic Main Street to explore Cochrane’s many shops, boutiques and eateries, including its famous ice cream parlour MacKay’s. Hike the trails at Cochrane Ranche Historic Site for a glimpse of the town’s life-size cowboy on horseback statue and to take in sweeping views of the Canadian Rockies. Bike along the Bow River and stop for a picnic by the pond at Mitford Park.
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An abundance of wildlife (587 species of mammals, birds and fish) in Alberta’s extensive parks and natural areas makes the province a prime spot for wildlife viewing.

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Links of GlenEagles

Cochrane, Alberta
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GlenEagles is one of the top golf courses in Alberta and was recently voted by Score Magazine as Calgary's Top course you can play. GlenEagles boasts panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains by is only 15 minutes from Calgary.

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Cochrane Golf Club

Cochrane, Alberta

The Cochrane Golf Club (CGC) is located just 20 minutes from downtown Calgary and a stone's throw from the banks of the beautiful Bow River. Sneaking in nine holes after work is no problem, even heading into the fall months.

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Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

Cochrane, Alberta
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Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is dedicated to providing educational programs on responsible wolfdog ownership and the importance of preserving wild wolves in their natural environment. We are also dedicated the rescue and safe sanctuary of wolfdogs and welcome visitors to come and see our beautiful wolfdogs and learn all about them.

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Super 8 Hotel & Suites Cochrane

Cochrane, Alberta
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Nestled in the foothills of Alberta’s 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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Days Inn & Suites Cochrane

Cochrane, Alberta
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Comfortable and spacious rooms, equipped with free high-speed Internet, microwaves, refrigerators and 32-inch flat-screen TVs, in Cochrane, Alberta. Guest laundry facilities and free parking with large-vehicle spaces are also provided for your convenience. After a restful sleep, jump start your day with a workout in the gym or refreshing swim in the heated indoor pool. Free Daybreak continental breakfast each morning also helps you get off to a great start. Non-smoking and handicapped-accessible rooms are available and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult at this pet-friendly hotel.

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Ramada Cochrane

Cochrane, Alberta
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Make the 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 warm buttery popcorn and fresh baked cookies while you stay.

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Wolfdog Sanctuary Interactive Tour

A 45-60 minute program where guests will meet two of our 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. Advanced reservations required.

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49% Off Paintball Package

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Seasonal Camping

Seasonal camping at Bow RiversEdge April 1 to November 1, 2017. Daily rates: $45 for 30 amp and $50 for 50 amp. Located adjacent to the Bow River. Catch & release fishing in the Bow River and off-leash dog park. Office is open in the winter on select dates.

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Tours

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Tours by Design

Cochrane, Alberta

Tours By Design specializes in custom guided-sightseeing tours throughout Western Canada. Offering individuals and group tours, customer-service oriented driver guides, packages, and charter tours.

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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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Rubbrneck Active Tourism

Cochrane, Alberta

Rubberneck Active Tourism is a tourist agency focused on providing customized active tourism services which include Mountain Biking packages, Hiking, Rafting, Canoeing, and Kayaking, for a high range of physical ratings, throughout the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The objective is to provide all support to our clients enjoy their stay. Rubberneck Active Tourism specialize in work with Portuguese-speaking visitors.

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Events

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Canada Day Summerfest

Cochrane, Alberta
2017-07-01 To 2017-07-01 MST

Come celebrate Canada's birthday at Cochrane's Canada Day Summerfest. Festival will include live music, food trucks, children's activities and citizen ceremonies.

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Cochrane Fair

Cochrane, Alberta
2017-08-18 To 2017-08-20 MST

Fantastic community event for the whole family. Midway rides, market, equestrian demos, pony and wagon rides, petting zoo, Excel Homes special entertainment zone, beer gardens, live bands performing and many, many more attractions all for one entrance fee of $10.00 per person, 10 & under are free.

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Cochrane Santa Claus Parade

Cochrane, Alberta
2017-12-09 To 2017-12-09 MST

The 2017 Cochrane Santa Claus Parade is part of Cochrane's celebrations to mark Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation. Started in 2014, the Santa Claus Parade has grown to be one of Cochrane's premier events and has that magical feeling of seeing 'The Big Man in Red on his Sleigh' as he travels through Cochrane. The theme for the 2017 Parade is Past, Present & Future of Canada

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