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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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Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary | Cochrane

Half Hitch Brewing Company | Cochrane Tourism Association

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tours

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Lazy H Trail Company

Cochrane, Alberta

Guided trail rides, wagon rides and multi-day pack trips into the backcountry of the Canadian Rockies are available with this Cochrane-based outfitter. They also operate a backcountry lodge and campground.

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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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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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Martin Parnell’s 7th Annual Run/Walk

Cochrane, Alberta
2017-12-31 To 2017-12-31 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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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 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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