Cochrane Ranche Days


Cochrane Ranche Days is a step back into the slower and more traditional way of life (Ryan McLeod – Cochrane Eagle)

Ranche Days is an annual event in honour of the Ranche that was established in 1881 by Senator Matthew Henry Cochrane.

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the Cochrane Ranche Historic Site and the unveiling of the Men of Vision statue, which sits on the site.

Celebrating Cochrane’s rich Western Heritage, the event features the Cochrane Farmers’ Market longest market day of the year, free entertainment, wagon rides, art displays, family games, and heritage activities.

Recreation Manager Tracy Smyth says the celebration honours the values of the pioneering and ranching community and their commitment to preserve the Ranche Historic Site for future generations.

Read the full story by Allison Drinnan at the Cochrane Eagle.