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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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The Paisley Boutique

Cochrane, Alberta

The Paisley Boutique is a locally owned and operated women's clothing boutique founded in 2010. We provide trendy, contemporary and comfortable fashions to women of all ages, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. With brands like Gentlefawn, One Teaspoon, Free People, MinkPink, BB Dakota, Pink Martini, Joseph Ribkoff, Tribal and Miraclebody, you're sure to find something you'll love! Come by today for a personal style consultation and fitting.

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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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Three Beasts Indoor Playground

Cochrane, Alberta
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Three Beasts Indoor Playground is Cochrane's Premier Year-Round Indoor Playground. It is a passionately created, parent/guardian supervised children's play facility that is devoted to the growth of children through interactive play. Our mission is to host a safe, fun, and exciting play centre that supports the physical, emotional and social development of children. Book a party room for a Birthday or event. Cafe with free Wi-Fi. Open 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (7 days/week).

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cochrane Farmers’ Market Last Minute Christmas Market

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

Cochrane Farmers’ Market Last Minute Christmas Market, Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, 800 Griffin Road. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Features your favourite vendors from the summer Cochrane Farmers' Market plus many more.

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The Prairie Girls Vintage Market

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

Join the Prairie Girls for their 4th annual Antique & Vintage Market Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at the Cochrane Ag Society barn. Over 50 vendors of all things antique, vintage, handmade, salvaged, re-purposed and reclaimed. Shop from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., admission is only $3.00 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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Medieval Day

Cochrane, Alberta
2017-07-22 To 2017-07-22 MST

Free admission. Pretend sword fighting and jousting for kids. Demos. Food trucks and vendors tents. Dress in medieval garb. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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