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Cochrane Lake is a hamlet in southern Alberta under the jurisdiction of Rocky View County. Statistics Canada also recognizes a smaller portion of the hamlet as a designated place under the name of Cochrane Lake Subdivision.

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 housing development, managed by property developer Monterra.


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

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Cochrane Lake Subdivision, which is located within the Hamlet of Cochrane Lake, recorded a population of 139 living in 51 of its 53 total private dwellings, a change of 2.2% from its 2011 population of 136. With a land area of 0.38 km2 (0.15 sq mi), it had a population density of 365.8/km2 (947/sq mi) in 2016.

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 (930/sq mi) in 2011.

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