Welcome to Cochrane ...
The town of Cochrane was established in 1881 and was incorporated as a town in 1971.
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) and (587)<2>
The Canadian Postal Code for Cochrane: T4C<3>
Websites for Cochrane ...
Official Website: www.cochrane.ca/
Communities Also Named Cochrane ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.
- Bragg Creek
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bragg Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bragg Creek
- Bragg Creek lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Cochrane
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Bragg Creek
- Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bragg Creek<5>
- Heritage Woods
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Woods
- Heritage Woods lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Cochrane
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Woods
- Ghost Lake
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ghost Lake
- Ghost Lake lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Cochrane
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Ghost Lake
- Continue List (6 more) ...
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waiparous came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waiparous
- Waiparous lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of Cochrane
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Waiparous
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benchlands
- Benchlands lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Cochrane
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Benchlands
- Cochrane Lake
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cochrane Lake
- Cochrane Lake lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the north of Cochrane
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Cochrane Lake
- Jumping Pound
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumping Pound
- Jumping Pound lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of Cochrane
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumping Pound
- Valley Ridge
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Ridge
- Valley Ridge lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Cochrane
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Ridge
- Arbour Lake
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbour Lake
- Arbour Lake lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Cochrane
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Arbour Lake
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
The Communities of Alberta
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Cochrane: www.cochrane.ca/
The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/
|<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>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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 for our own planning, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.1893, Longitude: -114.4752
|<5>||While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.|
|<6>||If we have 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.|