DOORS OPEN COCHRANE / June 9-10, 2017

Doors open Cochrane is free, rare access to local businesses not normally open to the public.

For one weekend only, buildings in all areas of town open their doors – free of charge – to the public and provide special tours and behind-the-scenes experiences.

Doors Open is a well-established and highly successful international concept that allows people free access to buildings in order to create enthusiasm for heritage and contemporary architecture, and increase the appreciation of historic and culturally significant places and spaces.

View a map of 2017 participating sites. 

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Check out our 2017 Participating Sites /

Bay 3, 123 Second Ave West

Aeron E. King, Goldsmith

A behind-the-scenes look at how jewellery is made in the traditional fashion, from designing to finished product, including a tour with a gemmologist who will answer questions on gemstones.
Main club, 111 Fifth Ave (between the pool and curling rink) and Glenbow club, 65 Glenpatrick Rd, next to Glenbow School

Boys & Girls Club of Cochrane and Area

A local non-profit service provider offering out-of-school care programs, summer camps, youth programs and drop-in, youth emergency support services, a family dayhome agency and volunteer opportunities. Our mission: To
4-118 First Ave W

Cafe Roubaix Bicycle Studio

Café Roubaix Bicycle Studio wants every client to roll away experiencing the same level of service and attention that European professionals demand from team mechanics, coaches and equipment providers.
200 Seminary View

Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary and College

The Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary has been offering college and master-level degree programs in Christian and Biblical studies in Cochrane since 1987 — this year marks their 30th anniversary!
62 Griffin Industrial Point

Cochrane & Area Humane Society

Founded in 1998, the Cochrane & Area Humane Society (CAHS) provides food, shelter, medical care and the opportunity for adoption for unwanted, surrendered, lost and unclaimed animals while promoting
1100 Gleneagles Dr

Cochrane Family History Centre

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of FamilySearch and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources
20 Grande Blvd

Cochrane Protective Services Centre

Cochrane Fire Services is an essential element of a healthy and sustainable community. Staff are committed to protecting people and property, and respond to the needs of the community
359 First St E

Cochrane RCMP Detachment

The Cochrane Detachment is the home of the RCMP, providing policing services to the Town of Cochrane and the surrounding areas with 60 full-time employees: municipal and provincial RCMP
Unit 1, 10 Griffin Industrial Point

Half Hitch Brewing Co

Cochrane’s family-owned and operated microbrewery! Come and see first-hand the magic of brewing beer. Enjoy a guided tour of the building, chew on some malt, smell some fresh hops
250 Charlesworth Ave

Hunterwood Technologies Ltd.

Come on down to Hunterwood Technologies to enjoy a tour of this huge manufacturing facility! See how they design and manufacture hay presses and equipment, then see a fully-assembled
245 Second Ave E, Unit 4

Ink’d Graphics

Ink'd Graphics has created hundreds of designs and applied them as custom truck lettering, digitally printed graphics, signs, channel letters, banners, billboards, LED signs and more. Visit their studio
120 Centre Ave E

King Solomon Masonic Lodge

“Freemasonry takes good men and makes them better.” Find out more about freemasonry and the history of the building and the organization. King Solomon Lodge has been active in Cochrane
315 First St E

Krang Spirits

See how Krang Spirits makes their small-batch premium spirits on their hand-made German Potstill. Smell a mash fermenting, then watch the bottling process. Meet the distiller and taste a
340 Railway St

Northstar Ford

See areas of a car dealership you don’t normally get to see, hear about the history of the store and learn about each department. Get a behind-the-scenes look at
Unit 3, 69 Railway St E

Snap Dance Studios

Snap offers high-caliber, quality dance training offered by top notch instructors. Visit us and enter the draw for $100 Snap Dance Studios credit, receive a Snap beanie or water bottle, see
205 Second Ave E (in industrial area)

Studio West Art Gallery and Bronze Foundry

A Sculpture Experience. This weekend, visitors are invited behind the scenes into the artists’ studio to see miniature to monumental works in progress, and the materials and tools used
112 First St E

The Soul Studio Pottery Painting Workshop

Unleash your imagination in our creative space. Our studio is providing refreshments and guided tours with medium presentations. Visitors have an opportunity to participate in demonstrations. Friday June 9, 10am-3pm Saturday
521 First Street West

Visitor Information Centre

Cochrane’s Visitor Information Centre is open seven days per week, year round. They welcome visitors from around the world as well as newcomers to town, residents and prospective residents
Bay 3, 123 Second Ave West

Aeron E. King, Goldsmith

A behind-the-scenes look at how jewellery is made in the traditional fashion, from designing to finished product, including a tour with a gemmologist who will answer questions on gemstones.
Main Club only, 111 Fifth Ave (between the pool and curling rink)

Boys & Girls Club of Cochrane and Area

A local non-profit service provider offering out-of-school care programs, summer camps, youth programs and drop-in, youth emergency support services, a family dayhome agency and volunteer opportunities. Our mission: To
4-118 First Ave W

Cafe Roubaix Bicycle Studio

Café Roubaix Bicycle Studio wants every client to roll away experiencing the same level of service and attention that European professionals demand from team mechanics, coaches and equipment providers.
1100 Gleneagles Dr

Cochrane Family History Centre

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of FamilySearch and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources
20 Grande Blvd

Cochrane Protective Services Centre

Cochrane Fire Services is an essential element of a healthy and sustainable community. Staff are committed to protecting people and property, and respond to the needs of the community
Unit 1, 10 Griffin Industrial Point

Half Hitch Brewing Co

Cochrane’s family-owned and operated microbrewery! Come and see first-hand the magic of brewing beer. Enjoy a guided tour of the building, chew on some malt, smell some fresh hops
250 Charlesworth Ave

Hunterwood Technologies Ltd.

Come on down to Hunterwood Technologies to enjoy a tour of this huge manufacturing facility! See how they design and manufacture hay presses and equipment, then see a fully-assembled
106 – 105 First Street

Ideal Weight Management Cochrane

Ideal Weight Cochrane is dedicated to the “Ideal You.” They offer weight loss, health and anti-aging solutions for people of all ages. Find out about their weight loss programs, meet
245 Second Ave E, Unit 4

Ink’d Graphics

Ink'd Graphics has created hundreds of designs and applied them as custom truck lettering, digitally printed graphics, signs, channel letters, banners, billboards, LED signs and more. Visit their studio
120 Centre Ave E

King Solomon Masonic Lodge

“Freemasonry takes good men and makes them better.” Find out more about freemasonry and the history of the building and the organization. King Solomon Lodge has been active in Cochrane
315 First St E

Krang Spirits

See how Krang Spirits makes their small-batch premium spirits on their hand-made German Potstill. Smell a mash fermenting, then watch the bottling process. Meet the distiller and taste a
340 Railway St

Northstar Ford

See areas of a car dealership you don’t normally get to see, hear about the history of the store and learn about each department. Get a behind-the-scenes look at
Unit 3, 69 Railway St E

Snap Dance Studios

Snap offers high-caliber, quality dance training offered by top notch instructors. Visit them and enter the draw for $50 Snap Dance Studios credit, receive a Snap water bottle, see the
205 Second Ave E (in industrial area)

Studio West Art Gallery and Bronze Foundry

A Sculpture Experience. This weekend, visitors are invited behind the scenes into the artists’ studio to see miniature to monumental works in progress, and the materials and tools used
31 Bow Street West

The Quarry & Bow Street Commons Shopping Centre

Springwood is welcoming everyone to a summertime BBQ to celebrate the final phase of The Quarry development and raise funds for The Boys & Girls Club of Cochrane. Funds
112 First St E

The Soul Studio Pottery Painting Workshop

Unleash your imagination in our creative space. Our studio is providing refreshments and guided tours with medium presentations. Visitors have an opportunity to participate in demonstrations. Friday June 9, 10am-3pm Saturday
141 West Terrace Pt

Town of Cochrane Water Treatment Plant

Enjoy a tour of the Town’s water treatment plant to see how Cochrane’s water is treated and pumped to your home, and learn about the wastewater system. They’ll be
521 First Street West

Visitor Information Centre

Cochrane’s Visitor Information Centre is open seven days per week, year round. They welcome visitors from around the world as well as newcomers to town, residents and prospective residents

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