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Cochrane, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Cochrane.

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Around Cochrane ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Calgary. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the southeast of Cochrane. Calgary has a population of 1,095,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Airdrie. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the east of Cochrane and has a population of 42,600 people.

For comparison, Cochrane has a population of 16,800 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Banff   [Map]   6,700   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Black Diamond   [Map]   1,900   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Canmore   [Map]   12,039   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Carstairs   [Map]   2,699   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Chestermere   [Map]   9,564   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Crossfield   [Map]   2,668   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Didsbury   [Map]   4,275   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
High River   [Map]   10,716   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Irricana   [Map]   1,243   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Langdon   [Map]   ---   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Okotoks   [Map]   17,150   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Olds   [Map]   7,253   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Strathmore   [Map]   10,220   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Sundre   [Map]   2,540   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Turner Valley   [Map]   1,908   S   36 miles [57.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Arbour Lake   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Balzac   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Benchlands   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bottrell   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bragg Creek   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cochrane Lake   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Ghost Lake   [Map]   78   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Heritage Woods   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Jumping Pound   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Madden   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Morley   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Redwood Meadows   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sunnyside   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Valley Ridge   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Waiparous   [Map]   49   W   14 miles [22.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cochrane ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Balzac   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East of Cochrane   [Map]
Dogpound   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the North   [Map]
Ghost Lake   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Heritage Woods   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jumping Pound   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Valley Ridge   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Water Valley   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the North   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cochrane ...

Looking for more information about Cochrane? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cochrane, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Cochrane.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Cochrane.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Cochrane. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Cochrane Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Cochrane

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Cochrane ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Cochrane.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Springbank Airport (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   CYBW   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Carstairs - Bishell's Airport   [Map]   CGB2   NNE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Sundre / Goodwins Farm Airport   [Map]   CFZ5   NNW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cheadle Airport   [Map]   CFQ4   ESE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Strathmore Airport   [Map]   CDJ5   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Olds - Didsbury Airport   [Map]   CEA3   NNE   39 miles [62.8 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Cochrane.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Cochrane. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNE   151 miles [243 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   WSW   231 miles [371.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   NNE   72 miles [115.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Springbank Airport (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   CYBW   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Carstairs - Bishell's Airport   [Map]   CGB2   NNE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Sundre / Goodwins Farm Airport   [Map]   CFZ5   NNW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cheadle Airport   [Map]   CFQ4   ESE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Strathmore Airport   [Map]   CDJ5   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Olds - Didsbury Airport   [Map]   CEA3   NNE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Sundre Airport   [Map]   CFN7   NNW   41 miles [66 km]
Beiseker Airport   [Map]   CFV2   ENE   45 miles [72.4 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Banff Airport   (YBA/CYBA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Springbank Airport   (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]
        Website for Springbank Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Cochrane were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Cochrane. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cochrane) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cochrane. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cochrane

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cochrane. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.1893, Longitude: -114.4752     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Cochrane), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cochrane.