Winter brings out the explorer in all of us, no matter how old we are. Whether your adventure level means skis and snowshoes, or catching snowflakes on your tongue while catching snow-topped views of the Rockies, Cochrane has you covered.
We’ve got many ways to get outdoors this winter in Cochrane that will keep the adrenaline (or the hot chocolate) flowing.
1. Get the family outside
In the winter, there are plenty of things to do in Cochrane, Alberta that are fun for the whole family.
Sledding is at the top of our list of favourite family activities to enjoy in winter. You don’t need special skills, you don’t need to book a time to go, and the equipment is easy to find and share. It’s time to hit the hill at Bow Ridge field, a popular local spot for tobogganing.
What is it about skating that feels so magical? We recommend visiting Mitford Pond in Mitford Park to enjoy the beautiful scenery, complete with benches and a fire pit. Plan a skating party, lace up your skates, and glide!
Looking for multigenerational things to do in winter? Depending on the weather in Cochrane, Alberta when you visit, you may be tempted to get out in the snow to do some snowshoeing during your visit.
Worked up an appetite? Take the family to Mehtab East Indian Cuisine, a restaurant in Cochrane, Alberta, known for authentic Indian cuisine and staff who go the extra mile to make your visit memorable.
2. Adventure time! What’s on your bucket list?
What’s on your winter bucket list? The changing winter weather in Cochrane, Alberta will help guide your planning. Clear skies bring gorgeous views, and clouds might mean fresh snow!
Guided hike or ski tour
Bring a few friends and try a guided hike on a glacier or a ski tour with a certified guide from Alpine Air Adventures. If you’re determined to get in some backcountry skiing or ice climbing, you’ll want to check them out.
Private mountain charter or driving tour
If you’re staying in the Cochrane area and want to explore the mountains with a group, consider a private charter with Mountain Park Transportation. They also offer driving tours to different destinations throughout the Rockies, with breathtaking mountain views along the way.
Enjoy a flight
Exploring winter activities with friends is one of our favourite things to do in Cochrane, Alberta. After a day of activities, you can decide who buys the first round at Half Hitch Brewing Co.
3. Do it for the ’gram, we won’t tell
Some of us love winter because the ice makes the trees sparkle, and everything looks like a holiday card after a fresh snowfall.
Maybe your version of adventuring looks like finding a new trail to explore, a gorgeous view you hadn’t spotted before, or the perfect place to capture a photo of your favourite people. (tip: try Big Hill Springs)
If you want to spend time outside without tackling new equipment or skills, winter hiking at Cochrane Ranche could be the perfect way to spend an afternoon outdoors surrounded by winter beauty.
Scenic photo walks
If you’re looking for things to do in Cochrane, Alberta that are a bit lower on the adrenaline scale, winter walks with photo ops are also a great option!
Bonus: Time to warm up? Treat yourself to dinner at Flores & Pine, or book reservations for their delicious Sunday brunch.
We’ve got a winter adventure to suit any speed
In the winter, there are many delightful things to do in Cochrane, Alberta, from family fun to adrenaline-packed weekends. Of course, when you need a break, our excellent restaurants in Cochrane, Alberta await the opportunity to delight your tastebuds!
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