Plan the perfect romantic weekend getaways for you and your partner. Discover the artisans of historic downtown Cochrane, stroll arm in arm through one of the many local parks draped in fall colours, and indulge in local delicacies, all from the foothills of the stunning Rocky Mountains. Whether you’re celebrating a milestone or just need a dreamy weekend away, Cochrane has everything you need to make your romantic weekend getaways fun and memorable.
Take in the great outdoors together
Cruise out to Ghost Lake with your sweetheart and breathe in the fresh fall air. Just west of Cochrane, the lake is named for Ghost River, which flows into the reservoir. Legend has it that a ghost haunts the river valley, collecting the skulls of Blackfoot Indigenous warriors killed in battle by the Cree.
For a relaxing afternoon, saunter through Riverfront Park, situated along the Bow River. Lounge amongst the golden poplars with a picnic full of your best-loved treats. Remember to bring an extra blanket for cooler temperatures.
Don’t let your weekend getaways end without an evening walk up to the Men of Vision Statue at Historic Cochrane Ranche to watch the sunset. Bring a blanket, snuggle up, and bask in the rays of the setting sun as it dips behind the Rocky Mountains. After the sun goes down, get toasty in front of a fire in one of the firepits at the entrance to the park.
Shack up close to the excitement
When planning your romantic getaways, Alberta offers everything from historic to modern accommodations. Get a taste of the wild west and uncover the mysterious past of the Rockyview Hotel in downtown Cochrane, within walking distance of charming local shops.
Or, stay at the amenity-laden Super 8 Cochrane, which is pet-friendly and boasts a gym and free continental breakfast. You’ll be well-rested and ready for any of the adventures right outside your door on your weekend getaways.
Delicious fare for every palette
After a much-needed sleep-in, wake up and head to The Blacksmith Pub for weekend brunch. The menu offers comfort food, in-house smoked meats, and signature cocktails for your romantic weekend getaways.
Get your caffeine fix at Cochrane Coffee Traders, and don’t forget to pair their specialty espresso drinks with one of their many homemade sandwiches, soups, and salads. Take your brew with you on the day’s explorations, or cozy up together near the fireplace.
For simple yet sophisticated fine dining, make a reservation with Fence & Post. Locally sourced ingredients make the menu approachable yet high quality—the perfect meal to share on a candlelit date night.
Romantic weekend getaways in Cochrane are at your fingertips
Plan the perfect weekend away to sweep your partner off your feet! Cochrane is home to many hidden gems that you won’t believe are buried in your own backyard. How will you connect with your love this weekend? Visit Cochrane Tourism to find your new favourites in the foothills.