Cochrane Lake, Alberta

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Cochrane Lake is located in Alberta
Cochrane Lake
Cochrane Lake
Location of Cochrane Lake in Alberta

Cochrane Lake is a hamlet in southern Alberta under the jurisdiction of Rocky View County.[1] Statistics Canada also recognizes it as a designated place under the name of Cochrane Lake Subdivision.[2]

Cochrane Lake is located approximately 45 km (23 mi) northwest of the City of Calgary and 1.6 km (1.0 mi) north of the Town of Cochrane on the west side of Highway 22. Cochrane Lake gets it name from Senator Matthew Henry Cochrane who in 1881 founded the Cochrane Ranche (later known as the British-American Ranche) which was a major producer of beef.

Cochrane Lake is also currently the site of a sizeable luxury housing development, managed by property developer Monterra.[3]


Rocky View County's 2013 municipal census counted a population of 792 in Cochrane Lake, a 226% change from its 2006 municipal census population of 243.[4]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Cochrane Lake Subd. had a population of 136 living in 47 of its 49 total dwellings, a -25.3% change from its 2006 population of 182. With a land area of 0.38 km2 (0.15 sq mi), it had a population density of 358/km2 (927/sq mi) in 2011.[5]

See also[edit]


  • Karamitsanis, Aphrodite (1992). Place Names of Alberta – Volume II, Southern Alberta, University of Calgary Press, Calgary, Alberta.
  • Read, Tracey (1983). Acres and Empires – A History of the Municipal District of Rocky View, Calgary, Alberta.

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Coordinates: 51°14′42.47″N 114°29′10.56″W / 51.2451306°N 114.4862667°W / 51.2451306; -114.4862667 (Cochrane Lake)