Why Choose Cochrane?

While many communities surround the City of Calgary, Cochrane continues to thrive as a top choice for young families, working professionals, and retirees to settle.

From the beautiful topography, tons of recreational opportunities, proximity to the mountains, yet maintaining its small-town charm, just shy of thirty thousand people call Cochrane ‘home.’


Photos Courtesy: Tim Hall Photography


Although Cochrane has experienced rapid growth over the past ten years, it has a warm and welcoming feeling that respects its Western Heritage while offering amenities, services, and conveniences that appeal to younger residents.

Home to MacKay’s Ice Cream, headquarters for Garmin Canada, as well as Studio West Bronze Foundry numerous local businesses are known on a worldwide scale.

With a beautiful river valley, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, and home to many species of wildlife, Cochrane is a top choice for those who appreciate beauty on a grand scale.

From cross-country skiing to fly fishing, cycling, and trail running, residents who enjoy an active lifestyle will not be disappointed. With the Bow River running through town as well as nearly sixty kilometres of public pathways and public sidewalks, community members of all ages have lots of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.

Opportunity, welcoming, innovative, and community connectedness are all words that have been used to describe Cochrane.

If you are considering a move or are new to the area, consider choosing Cochrane as a place to plant your roots. You certainly will not be disappointed!


Photos Courtesy: Tim Hall Photography