Cochrane Information Centre

You’ll see friendly faces almost everywhere you go in Cochrane. One of the friendliest is in the Cochrane Information Centre (CIC) in Historic Downtown.

The Tourism Ambassadors are stationed at the Centre almost every day. They know how to put together the secret ingredients that make a visit special.

The CIC team is passionate and committed!  They will provide inside information on Cochrane’s hidden gems and unique features. Looking for local highlights? They can also point you in the right direction for must-see adventure locations, public art installations, local parks and pathways, and the best places to eat and shop in Cochrane.

Feeling like a road trip? Use the Trip Planner to guide you towards a great day trip to explore the area on your own or ask the CIC team to customize a multi-day itinerary that meets your particular needs. If you prefer browsing brochures and planning your own adventure, there are lots to choose from in the CIC. Can’t decide? Grab a few that catch your eye to help you plan your adventures.

You can also download the Explore Cochrane App to explore at your fingertips. The free app features new updates so you can discover the greatest of Cochrane’s secret places and local top picks. You’ll find an interactive map of Cochrane’s districts, with excellent options to stay and play, wine and dine, and shop till you drop while you explore one of the best small towns in Alberta.

Cochrane Information Centre

When your day is done, return to the CIC for a recommendation for dinner or the evening’s entertainment. If you’re feeling chatty, share how your day went with the team or get your adventures featured on our IG by using #explorecochraneab or #visitcochrane! We think you’ll love visiting Cochrane, and we’ll help you make the most of it!

Cochrane Visitor Information Centre

521 First Street West | Instagram @TownofCochrane
(403) 851-0933


Please note that due to the current situation, the Visitor Centre has new policies in place to adhere to Alberta Health Guidelines.    This includes a limit to the number of visitors allowed at one time into the Centre and potentially a wait time to use the public washrooms.  We ask for your patience!!

Extended hours for special events. Tourism information and public washrooms are available here. Walking tours and bus tours are available upon request.