Cowabunga, Cochrane! Dive into fun this summer with water activities to remember.
Cochrane is conveniently situated beside the Bow River and close to other major waterways, so there are ample opportunities to make a splash with your family all summer long. Whether you’re looking to entertain with water activities for kids or try out new water sports equipment, Cochrane can help you make the most of long summer days.
Ride the rapids
Calling all thrill-seekers! From May to October, head to Boundary Ranch and spend a morning or afternoon rafting the waves of the rushing Kananaskis River. The time flies by when you’re paddling Class I to Class III rapids.
Or, explore the Red Deer River and Hunter Valley area with Hunter Valley Adventures. Choose from half-day, full-day and customized adventures so you can tailor water activities for kids to your needs and schedule.
SUP your water game
For a more leisurely pace, check out stand-up paddle boarding with Kelsey’s Caravan Adventure Hostel. Their Women on the Water: River Trips are the perfect way to discover the excitement of river paddling with provided gear and pro tips while you hang out with like-minded ladies. No experience is necessary, so grab your gals and let’s go!
If you’re ready to level up your gear, visit GhostekNorth. Get the water sports equipment you need to hit the water in style and comfort, so you never have to wait in line for a board rental again. Then, register for their private instruction to learn how to get the most out of your new buy.
Beach bum and chill
Water you waiting for? You’ll be dripping with joy after a beach day at Ghost Lake. Spectacular views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and endless laughs await you just a short drive from Cochrane. Bring your beach towel and picnic basket for a day of boat rentals and more on the crystal clear, glacier-fed water.
We haven’t forgotten about our furry friends! Take Fido to the Jim Uffelmann Memorial Park off-leash dog park and spend a few hours in the cool water. After, stop for a bite and a brew at the Texas Gate Bar & Grill. A downtown staple, the pub serves up summertime favourites like fish tacos, nachos and other delectable crowd pleasers.
Did you forget the sunscreen or dog bags? Two Pharmacy & Natural Market and Global Pet Foods have got you covered. They make it easy to grab snacks for the kids or treats for your four-legged family member, so you can get back to having fun in the sun with your water activities!
Explore activities that float your boat
Whether you’re a seasoned water sports pro or just getting your feet wet, Cochrane has water activities for everyone to sink into! You’ll love watching the sun set over the water, after a day spent creating memories with your beloved friends and family. Don’t just tread water, plan your next family day on the water with us!