Traveler’s don’t usually associate Canada with the Old West, which is what makes it a great destination for anyone interested in 19th century cattle operation and cowboys. Cochrane is situated at the base of the Big Hill in Bow Valley River, less than an hour's drive from the spectacular Rocky Mountains.
If you’re planning a trip to this spectacular location , I would suggest staying at the many Cochrane homes for rent. Homes range anywhere from $700 to $2200 a month and the include all the amenities of home including large formal dining rooms, hardwood floors, oak wet-bar, pool tables, large screen TV, and so much more. Did I mention that many of the houses are pet friendly? This is great news for those of us that can’t travel without our favorite pooch.
Every traveler to Canada has a certain goal in mind. They want to see the sites, shop in the specialty stories, engage in extreme sports, or prance around in a cowboy hat for a month while stopping in at a saloon for a pint. The last option fits the experience in Cochrane to a tee! Cochrane embraces its ranching heritage, as it was the site of the first large-scale cattle operation in Western Canada in the late 1800s. There are trails and museum displays, western themed shops and restaurants serving only the best in Alberta medium rare beef like the cowboys enjoy so much.
If you want an authentic holiday in Cochrane, I suggest staying as long as you can to experience all that’s offered to visitors and residents.