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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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Dining

Half Hitch Brewing Company | Cochrane Tourism Association

Wildlife Viewing

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary | Cochrane

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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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Just Imajan Art Gallery & Studio

Cochrane, Alberta
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In downtown Cochrane, Just Imajan Art Gallery & Studio offers a unique gallery experience for everyone. Opened by local artist Janet B. Armstrong as a place to paint and exhibit her own work, the gallery now features selected original works of art from more than 30 contemporary Canadian artists (both emerging and renowned). The gallery also carries quality art supplies for oil and acrylic painters, and hosts painting classes with artist Marla Blackwell. Not your typical gallery, Just Imajan even welcomes those with canine companions to come in and view the artwork and vintage memorabilia.

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Cochrane Rockyview Hotel

Cochrane, Alberta
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The Cochrane Rockyview Hotel is nestled in the foothills, a short drive to Calgary or Banff National Park. The 15 room historic hotel is beautifully appointed with antiques; each room developed in a different theme that pays homage to the country and ranch roots of the Rockyview area. A true western experience, the hotel stands above a family friendly dining room, resplendent with tin ceilings and a player piano. The patio is fantastic for people watching on Main Street Historic Downtown during lazy summer days. The attached saloon has welcomed many a traveler and local, with live entertainment and cold beverages. In true Bed & Breakfast style, the rooms come in a few different designs, some with bathroom ensuite while others share a bathroom down the hall. A hearty breakfast is included and the warm nature of the staff and owners welcome you to extend your stay in the Cochrane Area.

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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 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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49% Off Paintball Package

Receive a free entry ($7 Value) + free Level Three upgrade ($10 Value) = $17 off regular price. Cannot be combined with other offers. No max or min number of players.

Expires: 2019-01-31
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West Country Tour (Depart Sundre)

Departing from Sundre, the West Country Tour includes admission to the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary, lunch at the Water Valley Saloon, a tour of the Wild Horses of Alberta sanctuary, a wagon ride to see the local herd of wild horses, and honey mead tasting at the Fallen Timber craft meadery.

Expires: 2018-12-31
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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: 2018-09-17
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Tours

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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 support to visitors so they enjoy their stay. Rubberneck Active Tourism specializes in work with Portuguese-speaking visitors.

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Pika-Adventures

Cochrane, Alberta
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'Pika-Adventures' offers small and personalized Summer as well as Winter tours in Kananaskis Country, the Rocky Mountain NP's and all over Western Canada. We strive to customize each and every adventure to fit your personal interests and fitness level. That way we will make it an unforgettable experience for you. Come and join us on your very own 'Pika-Adventure' and stay at 'The Pika B&B'! We offer tours in English, German or French.

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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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The Prairie Girls Vintage Market

Cochrane, Alberta
2018-09-07 To 2018-09-07 MST

Join the Prairie Girls for their 5th annual Antique & Vintage Market Friday September 7th & Saturday September 8th, 2018 at the Cochrane Ag Society barn. Over 50 vendors of all things antique, vintage, handmade, salvaged, re-purposed and reclaimed. Shop from 4:00-8:00p.m Friday and 9:00-4:00pm Saturday , admission is only $4.00 per day or $6:00 for both Friday & Saturday, with 12 and under free. Local food trucks will be on site to feed and water you because all that junkin' is hard work!

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Cochrane Street Market

Cochrane, Alberta
2018-06-21 To 2018-06-21 MST | Show All Dates

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
2018-08-31 To 2018-08-31 MST | Show All Dates

The 52nd Cochrane Lions Club Labour Day Rodeo is pleased to offer our fans over 16 exciting events to take in throughout our 3 day Rodeo. They include 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. Other events include food trucks, kids play area and live music! Tickets are online or at the gate.

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