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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stay A Night & See A Sight!

Escape from routine and get off the beaten path by staying in a smaller town in southern Alberta and discover hidden gems and experience local cuisine and shops that are uncrowded and welcoming. In a short drive, you can spend the day at Heritage Park, featuring over 180 attractions.....

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West Country Tour

Our handcrafted west country tour is a selection of our favourite hard to find things in the spectacular foothills of Alberta. On this tour you will walk with Wolfdogs, visit a saloon, see wild horses and taste a selection of honey mead. Pick up and drop off in Banff.

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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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Rubberneck 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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Saddle Peak Trail Rides

Cochrane, Alberta
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Ride the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies and experience the mountains on horseback with this Cochrane-based company that offers trail rides, ranch stays and multi-day pack trips.

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Events

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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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Cochrane Street Market

Cochrane, Alberta
2017-08-17 To 2017-08-17 MST

Cochrane Street Market, on 1st Street West, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The Cochrane Farmers’ Market in partnership with the Historic Downtown Cochrane businesses, invite you to experience a unique shopping experience in historic downtown Cochrane. Enjoy market vendors, artisans, food trucks, music, buskers and late night shopping at local businesses.

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Cochrane Lions Labour Day Rodeo

Cochrane, Alberta
2017-09-02 To 2017-09-04 MST

51st Annual Cochrane Lions Labour Day Rodeo. Cochrane Lions Rodeo Grounds. Rodeo starts at 1:00 pm. Bareback, Saddle Bronc, Bull Riding, Steer Wrestling,Calf Roping, Junior Steer Riding, Novice Horse Riding, Team Roping, Ladies Barrel Racing, Junior Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping, Junior Bull Riding, Wild Pony Race, Mutton Busting, Pee Wee Barrel Racing, and Trick Riders. Crowning of the new Cochrane Lions Rodeo Queen. Tickets at the gate.

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