Alberta house hunters who enjoy leading healthy, active lives will be happy to call themselves Cochranites. Recreational facilities include multiple indoor/outdoor ice rinks and running tracks, a dozen baseball diamonds, 15 football/soccer fields, a BMX track, skateboard park, golf course, 2 horse riding arenas, 4 curling rinks, a Boys and Girls Club, 24 playground structures for the kiddos, and the 50 and Over Club for seniors.
In the mood to get out and have some fun in the sun? Take a stroll along the 24 kilometers of paved trails bisecting the city or in one of its 23 parks. Practice your serve on Quigley Park’s tennis courts, go for a skate in Centennial Park, or just sit back and cast a line into the Mitford Park fish ponds.
The Cochrane Ranch Historic Site, which features free heritage demonstrations and interpretative displays, is a must-see for locals and visitors alike. Same goes for the quaint, tourist-friendly downtown area, dotted with shops, eateries, and historic sites. And as a resident of Cochrane, you’re only a stone’s throw (you can throw a stone 20 km, right?) from a wide range of performing arts facilities, ethnic restaurants, shops, galleries, theatres, and other cultural attractions in Calgary. Cochrane is also a day tripper’s paradise, situated an hour from both the beautiful resort town of Banff and the majestic Canadian Rockies.