A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Home >> Province of Alberta >> CochraneIndex...

Welcome to Cochrane ...

The town of Cochrane was established in 1881.

Cochrane is 4,030 feet [1,228 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the altitude of Cochrane is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Cochrane lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Telephone area codes for Cochrane: (403) & (587)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Cochrane: T4C<3>

Websites for Cochrane ...

Official Website:

Communities Also Named Cochrane ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 6 communities that are also named Cochrane - they are located in Alabama, California, Kansas, Ontario, Oregon and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cochrane.

Communities near Cochrane ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cochrane.

  • Calgary
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Bragg Creek
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bragg Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bragg Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bragg Creek <4>
  • Heritage Woods
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Ghost Lake
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Waiparous
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waiparous came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waiparous
  • Benchlands
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Cochrane Lake
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Glenbow ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Glenbow. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenbow
  • Jumping Pound
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Valley Ridge
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cochrane ...

Looking for more information about Cochrane? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cochrane, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cochrane.

Adding Cochrane to Our Gazetteer ...

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Cochrane was mentioned on a train schedule titled Canadian Pacific Railroad Time Tables (October 1899).

We also found Cochrane on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Southern Alberta (1951).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Cochrane.

The official website for Cochrane:

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cochrane - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).
<3>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Cochrane, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Cochrane). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Cochrane or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.


Copyright 2024
All Rights Reserved

Thank you for visiting our website.

In closing, please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write: Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified/updated: 07 Apr 2024