The Cochrane Story

Long before they choose a lot or a builder or a floor plan, people choose a community.

It’s easy to understand why Cochrane stands out as the most desirable of Calgary’s satellite communities. A warm and welcoming small-town dynamic… an inviting spirit of community… a beautiful natural setting…  and easy access not only to life’s necessities but to its most enjoyable pastimes. From the centre of town, you’re 15 quick minutes from Crowfoot Centre or Canada Olympic Park, 20 from Calgary’s metropolitan core, 45 from the vast outdoor playground of Kananaskis Country and 60 from the alpine paradise of Banff National Park.

“Escape” is a far cry from “isolation”…

Cochrane’s small-town values and laidback lifestyle mix easily with its many modern amenities and conveniences — unique shopping opportunities (from local boutiques to big brand stores), three hockey arenas, two golf courses with outstanding junior golf programs, an indoor pool and new aquatic centre, a family sports centre with indoor running track, a public library, a movie theatre, an outdoor skate park, doctors and dentists who are still taking patients, specialty medical services and so much more.

The perfect place to raise a family

By virtue of its close-knit character and small-town attitude, Cochrane is well known as a safe and nurturing environment for raising a family.

In the Town’s most recent community survey, a whopping 98% of residents said Cochrane is a safe place to live!

An authentic Western character

Cochrane’s pride in its Western heritage dates back to the late 1800s. As the CPR inched ever closer to the Last Spike, the area was right on the edge of Canada’s new frontier — the “last best west.” A grazing lease issued in 1881 to the Cochrane Ranche Company marked the town’s bold beginnings. And in the 133 years since, Cochrane has held tight to its Western identity and pioneering spirit.