Memorable Girls Weekend Getaways
Your girls’ weekend getaways really can have it all. Cradled in a valley bordered by mountains and renowned for its hospitality and charm, Cochrane provides easy access to all of your favourite outdoor adventures. The town is steeped in western and Indigenous history and offers a relaxed pace for exploring. Make your fall girls’ weekend a trip to remember!
Uncover local history through nature
Girls’ weekend getaways need some time spent outdoors to recharge. Whether you’re a keen outdoorswoman or you prefer a casual post-brunch stroll, grab your pals and explore any of the 34 parks in the Cochrane area.
Just a 10-minute walk from downtown, the 136-acres of trails at the Historic Cochrane Ranche Site wind alongside Big Hill Creek, offering scenic views of the valley and mountains punctuated by golden autumn leaves. Amble the open and forested paths and watch for local wildlife, pick up the pace with a group run or bike ride, or enjoy a picnic while you visit the famous “Men of Vision” statue. Fall is the perfect time to discover this local gem where history and nature intersect.
Find your new favourite shop in Historic Downtown Cochrane
Make time on your girls’ weekend getaways to shop in the expertly crafted offerings of Cochrane’s local vendors. Wine, Women & Well-Being team up with The Social Spot to present a Fall Fashion Event on October 15, and a Fall Fashion Market on October 16. Don’t miss out on the mini fashion show, and a VIP shopping experience featuring wine, snacks, door prizes, and coupons.
For a late-autumn outing, The Pop-Up Holiday Market runs on weekends beginning November 6. Prepare for the holidays with unique, handmade gifts and sip a mimosa while you peruse the racks for your next must-have item your friends will want to borrow.
Where to stay for your girls’ weekend getaways
Ripe with old-world charm, Cochrane offers accommodations ranging from historical to modern. Whatever your hotel preference, your girls’ weekend getaways will be met with warmth and comfort, allowing you to focus on having fun with your besties.
Imagine yourself as a western movie starlet with a stay at the historic Rockyview Hotel. Established in 1904, the 100-year-old hotel offers a one-of-a-kind, traditional western experience in downtown Cochrane. Don’t be surprised if you have a paranormal experience—the hotel is rumoured to be haunted by several apparitions. What fall girls’ weekend doesn’t need some frights to go with the sights of the wild west?
Close to the Bow River walking paths and the Cochrane Golf Club, use the aptly situated Super 8 Cochrane as the home base for your girls’ weekend getaways. The hotel serves a continental breakfast, is pet-friendly, and has a gym, allowing you to cross off all your girls’ weekend ideas with ease.
Girls’ weekend getaways are more fun in Cochrane
Plan your next girls’ weekend to have amazing adventures and create lasting memories with your best friends. Spa days, art classes, nature walks, horseback riding, tours, and more are sure to excite and enthrall everyone in your group. The picturesque town of Cochrane is waiting—when are you coming for your next girls’ trip? Visit Cochrane Tourism to plan your next getaway with your gals.