Embrace the magic of fall with one of the best places to visit in October—Cochrane, Alberta!
Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance while strolling the scenic trails, discovering local gems, and relishing tranquil moments with fall camping. Let the picturesque setting and crunching leaves lift your spirit for an unforgettable escape, either as a couple or solo adventurer.
Take a retail retreat
What’s better than shopping for a good cause? Let the new season inspire a decor change with great finds from Home Treasures, where all your thrifty dreams come true. Every dollar you spend supports community initiatives and families in need.
Then, head over to Wandering Willow Boutique for the latest in ladies’ fashions. Everyone is sure to find something flattering, creating the perfect personal style for sweater weather. While you’re here, take your new duds for a spin around Fireside Bullrush Park and enjoy the views of the pond.
Elevate your autumn camping experience
After a day of being on your feet, roll up to Springhill RV Park for fall camping. Did you know you can camp here 365 days of the year?
Don’t forget the Belgian chocolates from Horse Creek Heritage Candy & Gifts for dessert! Try something new like pink peppercorn or matcha, or stick to a more classic flavour like dipped fudge.
Honour Cochrane’s cowpoke culture
Rise and shine! Fuel up for a day of western themed wonder by indulging in brunch at Fence & Post. They shine a spotlight on what is produced locally and allow the food products to speak for themselves. Everything is made in house from start to finish, from the cured ham to the sourdough bread. You can even take some of it home!
No fall vacations to the west are complete without a tour of Studio West Bronze Art Foundry & Gallery. Take a free tour, or shop bronzes, paintings, prints, and artefacts by esteemed artists, offering a captivating journey into the Old West.
The deep dive into Cochrane’s vibrant past continues at Stockmen’s Memorial Foundation, where the past is vividly preserved. The stories of settlers, ranchers, farmers, and more come alive through the gallery exhibits, a historical library and experiences like the Tartan of the Prairies taking you back in history, revealing the heritage of the area.
Make it modern with Mexican and masterpieces
A warm weather getaway might not be on your agenda, but cheers to a fall fiesta at Cabeza Grande. This taqueria is known for its tacos and tequilas, creating the perfect atmosphere for a laid back lunch.
When you’ve had your fill of southern flare, check out Saffron Collective Studio. The spot is a hub of diverse artistic disciplines, showcasing local talents and their wonderful works that you can make your own. Or, harness your creativity with a pottery class and make your own gift this year.
Autumn leaves and pumpkins, please!
Turn your fall vacations into memories that are sweeter than pumpkin pie. Check off the best places to visit in October with us today!