Daydreaming of snow-covered mountains and cozy weekends making memories with family and friends? There’s no better place to enjoy the magic of a holiday season than Cochrane, Alberta. We’ve got a jam-packed itinerary full of festive stops, shops, and adventures — most found right downtown Cochrane, Alberta.
Don’t worry, we didn’t forget recommendations for two popular Cochrane Alberta restaurants for when you get hungry!
Saturday: A cozy day browsing
Who doesn’t love to wander through a charming shop or market when tucked away in a cozy town for the holidays? Whether something special for yourself or the last few hard-to-buy-for people on your list, you’re sure to find something they’ll love. We recommend starting your shopping right downtown Cochrane, Alberta.
The most exceptional loose-leaf teas come from everywhere but are found right here in Cochrane. Drop by Stillwater Tea to shop their full selection of high-quality loose-leaf teas and beautiful gifts and accessories. Be sure to check out their seasonal faves and enjoy a hot or cold iced tea while there.
Delight in finding new or used books and local gifts at Found Books & Shop. Ponder new candidates for your to-be-read pile, and linger awhile to enjoy the fireplace and a warm beverage from the cafe. Take a peek at their events to plan your return visit.
If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll need to be sure to drop by Horse Creek Heritage Candy and Gifts for chocolate, fudge, and gifts.
The Social Spot Marketplace brings together unique vendors to offer a bustling showcase of locally made and inspired goods in historic downtown Cochrane. Artwork, handicrafts, jewellery, woodworking, botanicals, and sweet and savory treats await you!
Dining recommendation: Aama Nepalese Cuisine, Cochrane, Alberta
Getting hungry? We’d recommend popping into Aama Nepalese Cuisine, a well-known Cochrane, Alberta restaurant for an unforgettable dining experience for lunch or dinner! Offering delicious food in a warm and cozy atmosphere, the staff at Aama will help you explore delicious small bites, street food favourites, or mains plus desserts. Add something to sip from their curated list of brews, cocktails, and wine selections.
Sunday: Choose your indoor or outdoor adventure!
What’s next on the list? You choose! You may want to get outside and throw a little snow or stick close to downtown Cochrane, Alberta to get inspired in a cozy studio setting.
1. Outdoor delights: Get outside for some snowy fun
A getaway in Cochrane should always include some time outdoors taking in the gorgeous views. We bet we have something just your speed, whether you try snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or fat biking on a trail.
Forget something important? Stop by Big Hill Cycle. They’ve got gloves, grips, and gear for your outdoor adventures.
2. Stay warm: Explore your artistic side
Get inspired with a pottery class or private event taught by a skilled instructor at Saffron Collective Studios. You’ll craft your own bowl or cup, then glaze and fire your creation to take it home. Book a private date night, friends’ outing, or outlet for the kids and learn something new! Beautiful pottery and art are also available for sale in their storefront.
Dining recommendation: Fence & Post, Cochrane, Alberta
Time to enjoy a simple yet sophisticated meal from the inspired menu at Fence & Post, Cochrane, Alberta. They highlight local ingredients where possible, creating flavours and dishes that showcase our province’s bounty. Busy for dinner? No problem! Go enjoy brunch, lunch, or dessert and their carefully curated beverage list.
Create perfect holiday memories in Cochrane, Alberta
You’ll find everything you need for the perfect holiday getaway with our favourite stops in downtown Cochrane, Alberta this holiday season. Explore our events calendar to make sure you don’t miss a thing!