The ranching and western heritage is evident on Cochrane’s downtown. A stroll down Main Street offers a unique blend of quaint shops, boutiques, dining establishments and the most famous ice cream in Alberta. So come and enjoy our Western cousine.
Start off your day with your favourite coffee in
our famour Coffee Trader's, housed in a log cabin with planty of home-on-the-range appeal. It is a popular hangout with its cozy wood-burning fireplace, international organic coffees and teas with daily home-baked snacks. Tea lovers can find their favourite
teas and other tea related novelites in our beloved tea shop Tea
... and Other Things. Family business Home
Quarters Pie Shop has the best home made pies in town.
Big selections of tasty pies to take out or dine in.
For over 50 years Cochrane has been known as the
home to the best ice cream in Alberta, and visitors from all over the world have made the pilgrimage to this old-fashioned shop MacKay's
Ice Cream. People come from Calgary and other communities
for weekend stroll just to have a delicious cone of MacKay's Ice
Cream. The shop can make more than 200 different ice creams (53 favours are in stock at a time). If
your sweet tooth is not satisfied then you should take a look in
our Angie's Candies shop for large varieties of
candies from hard candies to fine handmade Belgian chocolate. Stop
in and say "Hello"! Warning: Once eaten, you may float
Western style cousine is served in several places but here are some of our own favourites that we reccommend to our guests. The best beef and buffalo burgers and steak are served in Cochrane's old Rockyview Hotel restaurant Canyon Rose.Originally the Cochrane Hotel, this landmark in the epitome of Cochrane's westers heritage. It has gone from dance hall to tea parlour, from bakery to salook. After the end of Alberta's eight-year prohibitation in 1924, it was on of the first places to allow men and women to drink together in the same place. Live music shows take place every weekend at the hotel's Stagline Saloon. Celebreties like Brad Pitt likes to dine in Blue Dog Cafe, good for lunch/brunch. Sports lover are welcome to our Ducks on the Roof sports pub with good food and big screen TV's.