Cochrane is the nearest town with community and recreation facilities.
- Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre
305 Griffin RD, Cochrane (map)
This facility holds over 195,000 square feet of opportunities including a curling rink, gymnasium and gymnastic facilities, three indoor ice surfaces, an indoor sports field and running track, several meeting rooms, concession, weight room, and a large fitness centre.
- Cochrane Curling Club
109 5 AVE, Cochrane (map)
The curling league is an active organization for those of all ages, and runs from October to March. The club has four ice sheets, a private members lounge , and onsite restaurant and two locker rooms.
- Cochrane RancheHouse
101 RancheHouse Road, Cochrane (map)
The ranch style facility has a hall, meeting rooms, a dining room and a theatre for conferences and events.
- Cochrane Agriculture Grounds
Northwest corner of HWY 22A and 1A (map)
A hosting facility for agriculture events.
- Dartique Hall
The hall sits northwest of Cochrane (map), and has community events and rentals for special occasions.
The County has nine electoral divisions, and a councillor represents each division.
Cochrane Lake is serviced by Springbank Fire Station 102 which is a full-time station providing fire coverage for the west area of the County.
The Cochrane fire station partners with the County in servicing the area through an inter-municipal agreement.
If you don't want to take your garbage to a transfer site or chuckwagon, you can contact a private waste collection company for garbage pickup.
The Cochrane name was derived from a world famous stockman, Senator Matthew Cochrane. He negotiated a lease hold in the area from the government to create a large scale ranch named the Cochrane Ranche Company Limited. The ranch headquarters were established within the boundaries of the present Town of Cochrane. A new ranching company was formed and named the British American Ranche. The lease was given up in the late 1800’s and opened the area for settlement.
The majority of the land surrounding Cochrane Lake was owned by Chester Ferris. He dreamed of developing a cottage resort by the lake. The settlement eventually sought official hamlet status in 1985. The Hamlet of Cochrane lake was no longer a cottage resort by 1985, but a permanent residence with 58 lots. The 875 lot Cochrane Lake Conceptual Scheme was approved in 1995. The Cochrane Lake Hamlet Plan was approved in 2011 to support the growth of the hamlet.
Call 911 for medical emergencies. Rocky View County is serviced by ground ambulances operated by Alberta Health Services.
The nearest acute care hospitals with emergency services are:
Nearby parks & recreation areas include:
- Big Hill Springs Provincial Park has natural regions of parkland, foothills, a large spring and a series of waterfalls providing for a beautiful backdrop for a peaceful walk. The park is located northeast of Cochrane on RGE RD 34A off HWY 567.
- The Ghost Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area on Ghost Lake is great for boating and sport fishing. It is located west of Cochrane.
- Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park is located along the north shore of the Bow River between Calgary and Cochrane. The park consists of more the 1,300 hectares of foothills parkland.
- The nearby Town of Cochrane has 24 playgrounds, 11 soccer pitches, 8 ball diamonds, 2 tennis courts, 2 outdoor rinks, a swimming pool, a skateboard park and over 30 km. of pathways.
Call 911 for all emergencies.
Responsible for keeping the peace, preventing crimes and investigating crimes already committed.
- RCMP Cochrane Detachment
Rocky View County Enforcement and Compliance
Responsible for public safety, promoting traffic safety, protecting County roads and infrastructure and enforcing County bylaws.
There are no schools located directly in Cochrane Lake. Students in this area attend school in nearby Cochrane.
Cochrane Lake is serviced through water co-ops and private water wells. To find out which co-op services your area, contact the County at 403.230.1401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wastewater servicing is through private septic systems or pump-out systems.
Electricity & Natural Gas
Electricity and natural gas are deregulated in Alberta. The Alberta Government has a website to assist customers with choosing a provider for a residence or business. Contact your distributor in the event of a natural gas emergency.
Please contact FortisAlberta for electrical emergencies, power and streetlight outages at 403.310.9473 or at the FortisAlberta website.