Located in the heart of Alberta cattle country and the Cowboy Trail, Cochrane is a recreation playground for families, adventure enthusiasts and those seeking rest and relaxation in a beautiful natural setting. Only 20 minutes from Calgary and less than an hour from Banff, with spectacular vistas of the rolling foothills and majestic Rocky Mountains, Cochrane combines a proud western heritage with all the modern conveniences required for a great vacation.
From running events to rodeos, skateboarding or hiking through original ranch country, Cochrane has action for everyone. Spend the day enjoying quaint shops, boutiques, dining establishments and the most famous ice cream in Alberta. Or enjoy the talents of a number of recognized artisans, musicians and writers that call Cochrane home.