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C’mon out to Cochrane, Alberta and enjoy a little Western hospitality and a whole lot of nail-biting excitement.

Where the majestic Rockies meet the wild western prairies, creating a picturesque backdrop for a truly memorable Rodeo experience.

About Cochrane

The town of Cochrane, Alberta is over 120 years old, maintaining and entrepreneurial spirit and a sense of hospitality over the years.
For those who appreciate the unexpected, Cochrane is full of pleasant surprises, from the majestic landscape to the comfortable feel of
the historic downtown.

This quaint town, nestled along the Bow River, invites visitors to explore its unique blend of natural beauty, rich Western history, and modern
amenities. Whether you’re a first-time guest while attending The Cochrane Rodeo or a returning visitor, there are plenty of reasons to extend
your stay during The Rodeo. From scenic outdoor adventures and cultural attractions to delightful local cuisine and cozy accommodations.
Explore the heart of Alberta’s cowboy country during your stay.

Cochrane is just 35 minutes northwest of downtown Calgary with immediate highway access. The mountain towns of Canmore and Banff are just over
50mins drive west where you can experience majestic peaks and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Cochrane is perfectly situated to become your
favourite base camp for Western adventures! So giddy up and plan your trip today!

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Plan Your Cochrane Rodeo Visit

Come for the Rodeo, stay longer for the unique experiences!

Early planning for your visit to The Cochrane Rodeo is always your best bet as many accommodation providers book up quickly for this annual event.
For those who appreciate the unexpected, Cochrane is full of pleasant surprises, from the majestic landscape to the comfortable feel of the historic downtown. From the unique western architecture of our buildings to the one-of-a-kind landscape that surrounds the valley, Cochrane welcomes you with open arms.


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The Cochrane Lions Club Rodeo Event is an annual celebration of the rich cultural heritage of the Cochrane community, featuring a traditional rodeo showcasing various exciting events. Established by the Cochrane Lions Club, this event brings together residents and visitors alike for a weekend of entertainment, camaraderie, and fundraising for community projects.

The first Rodeo was held at the Lions Rodeo Park in September 1968. Lion Bert Powlesland was President. Lion Ed Daeons roasted beef on a large BBQ with briquettes and served Beef-On-A-Bun to a large crowd in attendance. The 15-acre site of the 1st Rodeo, along 5th Avenue West in Cochrane, is still the location of the Cochrane Lions Rodeo today.

The Cochrane Lions Club Rodeo is held in the centre of town at the Rodeo Grounds on 5th Avenue.

The Cochrane Lions Club Rodeo is held annually on Labour Day Weekend.

You can purchase tickets in advance online through this website or at the gates when you arrive. Buy Tickets Now.

The events you can expect to see when you attend the Cochrane Rodeo will include Bareback, Saddle Bronc, Bullriding, Novice Horse Riding, Jr. Bull Riding, Steer Riding, Tie Down Roping, Mutton Busting, Mounted Shooters, Trick Riders, Indigenous Dancers and more!

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Cash, debit and credit cards are accepted as forms of payments.

A small soft-sided cooler with non-alcoholic drinks and snacks is permitted once security verifies.