Celebrate Parks Day at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park!



Join us on July 16th for a fun filled day that includes the Run at the Ranch and a host of free family activities that includes an Alberta Park’s play, Mountain View Optometry Facepainting, Cochrane Dodge Pony Rides, Cochrane Lions Rodeo Royalty, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Cochrane Search and Rescue demonstrations, Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation, hands on programs, Cochrane Fun Van, hot dogs, drinks, and more.  It’s a great way to celebrate the park with your family!


Run at the Ranch:  7 – 11:30 AM

This 5 Peaks run has distances for everyone!

  • Children’s Challenge – FREE
  • Watermark at Bearspaw Timed Kids Race
  • Grand Avenue Pharmacy-The Health Store Sports Course
  • Big Sky Landscaping Enduro Course
  • GoodLife Fitness Half-Marathon

Run Information and Registration HERE

Free Family Activities:  11:30 – 3:30 PM

  • 11:30 onward: Hot dogs, Mountain View Optometry Facepainting, Cochrane Dodge Pony Rides, Cochrane Lions Rodeo Royalty, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Cochrane Search and Rescue demonstrations, Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation, and lots of fun hands on activities
  • 1:30 PM:  Alberta Parks Interpretive Theatre
  • 3:30 PM:  Event Wrap Up

Family activities are free but donations are welcome!

A big Thanks! goes out to all of our Parks Day and Run Sponsors and supporters!

2016 Parks Day Presenting Sponsor

Cochrane Rotary Sue 2016.05.27

We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity.
Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.
Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society.
Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest.

2016 Run at the Ranch Sponsors

Timed Kids’ Race Sponsor


Located close to the Bow River, Bearspaw Reservoir and the City of Calgary, Watermark at Bearspaw is an unprecedented new community in sought-after Bearspaw – an executive community where prairies roll away toward Rocky Mountain viewscapes, urban density gives way to spacious homesites, and the bustle of the city melts away into a more relaxed pace of living.

Enduro Course Sponsor

Big Sky Landscaping

Big Sky Landscaping is a proud Cochrane company built on integrity and quality. We began in 2004 and have had the privilege to construct and complete over 700 projects, including residential, commercial, rural, provincial, and federal sites. it has been a pleasure serving everyone and it will be a pleasure serving you.

Sports Course Sponsor

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Grand Avenue Pharmacy owners Ian & Mia Kruger and Kelly & Dianne Kimmett welcome Cochrane and area residents to Grand Avenue Pharmacy! We are located in the Grand Professional Building at #105 100 Grand Boulevard next door to the PCN and Oasis Medical Clinics.

Half Marathon Sponsor


From new club openings to contests, challenges, and promotions, there’s always
something new happening at GoodLife clubs & gyms.


Filling Parks Day with FUN!

Face Painting Sponsor

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As your chosen eye care professionals, we have a huge responsibility which we take seriously.  Our Mission is to protect and enhance your vision through compassionate care.

Pony Ride Sponsor


Cochrane Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Cochrane, AB treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time.


We Couldn’t Do it Without You!

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Community, honesty, adventure, and love.  We believe that with knowledge comes responsibility to our community, our world, and our neighbours.  And we’re all neighbours.Buckspring – Respectfully disruptive


Contact Us

FOR PROGRAMS: 403-851-9053 or

SnailMail: 255001 Glenbow Road

Cochrane, Alberta T4C 0B7

Phone: 403-851-9053

Email: experienceglenbow@grpf.ca


Park Hours                                                                                                                                                                     The park is open for your enjoyment Sunrise to Sunset every day of the year.

Visitor Information Centre                                                                                                                                       Open 11:00 am to 3:00 pm* on weekends over the fall and winter pending volunteer availability:

*During inclement weather, or when the road conditions on Glenbow Road are impassable for cars, the centre will remain closed.

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