Thrill-seekers unite! Get your heart pumping with high-octane excitement in Cochrane. There’s something for everyone to push their limits and have the time of their lives. From outdoor paintball to alpine climbing, and mountain biking to white water rafting in Alberta, you’ll never have to choose just one exciting activity—we’ve got ideas to keep you on your toes and leave you breathless.
Here are our top 5 adventures guaranteed to give you a rush.
1. Conquer the climb
Grab your daredevils and get high in the sky with Alpine Air Adventures. Discover the rugged, wild terrain of Banff National Park, with a guided tour right from your doorstep in Cochrane.
Hike your way up one of the phenomenal mountain ranges in the area, or reach the summit with a heart-pounding alpine climb. No day outdoors is complete without a multi-pitch rock climb up the rugged face of a mountain—just don’t look down!
2. Battle it out on the field
Get your adrenaline fix at Capture the Flag Paintball & Airsoft. Stick to the 22 courses for outdoor paintball or airsoft, or make it a tournament and challenge your friends to multiple events.
Your group will love axe throwing, nerf battles, disc golf, drone flying, archery tag, and target shooting—all before you catch your breath with lunch on the patio, or in the rumpus room.
3. Take the plunge
Test your paddle power and take your excitement to new heights with the best white water rafting in Alberta. Spend a half day with Boundary Ranch, tackling Class I to Class III rapids.
Or, fly down the Upper Red Deer River with Hunter Valley Adventures for a half- or full-day excursion on Class II and III rapids. Discover the thrill of making a splash with white water rafting in Alberta!
4. Roll on down
Feel the wind whip through your hair as you push hard up inclines and soar down heart-stopping descents. Winding through West Bragg Creek, you’ll find 166-km of multi-use trails in the foothills of the scenic Canadian Rocky Mountains.
The rolling terrain will take you through beautiful vistas, and alongside creeks, springs and wetlands. Remember to watch for wildlife on the trails and roads!
5. Recharge your batteries
After a day of daredevil activities, refuel with a hearty meal at Mehtab East Indian Cuisine. Get an order of pakora or samosas for the table, and feast on their fragrant and delicious daals.
Then, head to Rocky View Brewing Taproom for a cold one—or two. You’ll want to sample a few of their unique craft beers, especially the new limited edition “Adventure Series.”
Step outside your comfort zone
Whether you’re holding on for dear life while you experience white water rafting in Alberta, or putting your technical skills to the test on a mountain biking trail, there are hair-raising activities around every corner of Cochrane. The adrenaline rush is waiting for you—get your kicks with us today!