DOORS OPEN COCHRANE / May 13-14, 2016

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.

Check out our 2016 Participating sites below or download a printable PDF map of the sites.

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Check out our 2016 Participating Sites /

200 Seminary View

Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary and College

Visit Cochrane’s hidden gem. The Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary has been training students in Cochrane since 1987, including a recently launched degree program for those just out of high
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
205 Second Ave E (in industrial area)

Studio West Art Gallery and Bronze Foundry

A sculpture experience. Where more than 100 monumental bronze statues across North America were created. Visitors are guided through the intricate steps of the age-old lost-wax bronze casting process.
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

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
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 to unwanted, surrendered, lost and unclaimed animals while promoting
218 Fifth Ave W

Cochrane Movie House

The Cochrane Movie House is a state-of-the-art locally and independently owned and operated movie theater complex. Features include five screens, Real D 3D, Dolby Digital surround sound, curved screens,
Unit 1, 10 Griffin Industrial Point

Half Hitch Brewing Company

Cochrane’s only 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
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
213 First St W, main floor (Provincial Building)

Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Branch, Cochrane District Office

The Government of Alberta’s goals are to protect, preserve and manage Alberta's fish and wildlife, and to protect the lives and property of Albertans. To help meet these goals,
120 Centre Ave E

King Solomon Masonic Lodge

King Solomon Lodge has been active in Cochrane for over 100 years and are proud of ways they have contributed to our vibrant community. The lodge building has been
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
218 Fifth Ave W

Cochrane Movie House

The Cochrane Movie House is a state-of-the-art locally and independently owned and operated movie theater complex. Features include five screens, Real D 3D, Dolby Digital surround sound, curved screens,
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
205 Second Ave E (in industrial area)

Studio West Art Gallery and Bronze Foundry

A sculpture experience. Where more than 100 monumental bronze statues across North America were created. Visitors are guided through the intricate steps of the age-old lost-wax bronze casting process.
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
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 to unwanted, surrendered, lost and unclaimed animals while promoting
124 Griffin Rd

Town of Cochrane Operational Facilities

The Town Operational Facilities building is home to Roads, Parks, Waste and Recycling, and Water and Wastewater managers and staff, as well as a wide variety of vehicles, tools
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
120 Centre Ave E

King Solomon Masonic Lodge

King Solomon Lodge has been active in Cochrane for over 100 years and are proud of ways they have contributed to our vibrant community. The lodge building has been
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
Unit 1, 10 Griffin Industrial Point

Half Hitch Brewing Co

Cochrane’s only 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

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