Canada Views: Cochrane – A ‘Cowboy Small Town’

A scenic twenty-minute drive west of Calgary on the Bow Valley Trail brings you to the delightful town of Cochrane. Nestled in the heart of the river valley and framed by the Canadian Rockies, there’s a feeling about this place that’s hard to define – and even harder to forget.

  • Street Party: Cochrane hosts more than 75 creative, colourful, quirky events and festivals, from art exhibitions to rodeo. Come for the Outhouse Races and stay for a scoop or two of MacKay’s hand-crafted ice cream, as you stroll our historic downtown.
  • Cowboy Up: Learn about our western roots with a visit to Historic Cochrane Ranche. On summer Saturdays, visit our thriving farmers’ market, then explore the natural and human history of this 136-acre park. Find the Grandfather Tree and climb the stairs to the Men of Vision statue overlooking the park.

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