The sun is shining, the weather is warm, and you’re ready for unique and fun outdoor activities to fill your summer days. Cochrane is a hotspot for outdoor adventures, so you can connect with your nearest and dearest while you make memories.
Here are 3 ways to try out new things to do in Cochrane this summer.
1. Fun outdoor activities for any summer day
Come face to face with a wolfdog! Head out to Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary and meet their incredible four-legged residents. Take a self-guided sanctuary walk or book an interactive tour to learn about the pack and the connected importance of wolf conservation. The wolfdog sanctuary is always a crowd-pleaser.
Thrilling adventure is around every corner with GhostekNorth. Discover the beauty of the great outdoors with stand up paddle boarding rentals, or buy your own board to check off all the spots on their list of the best local SUP-boarding locations. Don’t forget to grab your GhostekNorth swag to wear while you explore fun outdoor activities to help you get acquainted with Mother Nature.
End your day with tee time, and perfect your swing on the immaculate greens of the Links of GlenEagles. Take in amazing views and learn why this is one of the top 10 public golf courses in Alberta. (tip – you don’t have to be a golfer to enjoy the patio) Or, visit the Cochrane Golf Club for 9 holes, or add mini-golf to your list of outdoor activities for kids.
2. Take a break for shopping, dining, and dancing
After a day of exciting and fun outdoor activities, it’s time for some of the best shopping and dining in Cochrane.
Browse locally owned boutiques and familiar brands for everything from your new favourite outfit to charming housewares.
Don’t let your appetite stop you from having a great time! Cochrane’s renowned restaurants and pubs serve up the best in everything from local ingredients to far-away delicacies. After you’ve digested, bust a move with line dancing lessons at The Texas Gate Bar & Grill, or belt out your best tune on karaoke night.
3. Unwind at your own pace
Get some fresh air and explore the many routes of Cochrane’s pathways. Pedal, walk, or run your way through over 60 km of trails, where there’s always a hill to coast down on your bike or a lush park to enjoy a rest stop beside the Bow River. Spread out a blanket and relax in the shade of the poplars at Riverfront Park with a book and a snack while the kids enjoy the playground.
Don’t forget to head to Mitford Park Pond for fun outdoor activities like fishing. The pond is stocked with trout for summertime catch-and-release fishing, and the pathways wind along beside the ball diamonds and soccer field. Bring a ball for your own impromptu game, or watch local teams face off. For skateboarders, practice your tricks at the Zero Gravity Skatepark, a highlight on the western Canadian skate park network featuring a large plaza and concrete bowl to show off your skills.
Let’s take this outside
Cochrane has everything you need to take your day from boring to captivating. Play solo or with your friends and family—the opportunities are endless to engross yourself in nature and the many wonders that Cochrane provides.