If you are searching for something exciting to do in Cochrane, Alberta, that is full of fun and entertainment for everyone, then look no further than the locally owned Cochrane Lanes located in the heart of Cochrane on Railway St. West.
More than just a bowling alley
Cochrane Lanes is more that a bowling alley, it is an Entertainment Center and full service restaurant and bar. Offering Virtual Sports Reality, you can hit a golf ball down a fairway, play soccer or see how hard you can throw or hit a baseball, or shoot a hockey puck. The most popular game on the simulator is zombie dodge ball. Participants can play against the computer or against friends. Another fun game at the center is Stacker. The goal is to build blocks and the higher the stack, the bigger the prize. People have won IPods, IPhones and tablets by playing and beating the game.
Work up an appetite
Bowling is great for all ages, whether you are mingling with family and friends, or sharing a goal on a team. It is also a great exercise and a person can burn off 320 to 600 calories playing two games! After working up an appetite, Cochrane Lanes boasts having the best wings and deep-fried pickles in town. Enjoy a Half Hitch, local craft brew or mixed cocktail made from Krang Spirits, the local distillery.
Definitely a favorite hang out spot for the locals, you might want to call ahead to make a reservation!!
Patrick Price – guest journalist and photographer