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Western Branding Experience

Experience true cowboy culture with this hands-on branding experience at the Stockmen’s Memorial Foundation in the Bert Sheppard Library at Cochrane RancheHouse.

Starting with a quick and entertaining history lesson about the Wild West (and it was WILD), you’ll learn how a livestock brand represented a ranching family’s identity. Discover the branding alphabet and how to design your own meaningful mark.
Finally, you’ll head out to the fire with our ranch hands to burn your new mark onto a keepsake piece of barn wood.

Why book this experience?

  • Learn the real history of Western Canada
  • Interact with local cowboys and ranchers
  • Learn the secrets of livestock brand design
  • Take a meaningful souvenir home
  • Support a not-for-profit organization tasked with honouring Alberta’s ranching history.

Experience Details

This exclusive experience is available for pre-bookings only.

Location: Stockman’s Library located at the Cochrane Ranchehouse, 101 Ranchehouse Rd.
Available: Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 3 pm (4 pm on weekends)
Duration: 90 minutes
Group size: Min 6, Maximum 15; please enquire about groups outside of this range.
Age requirement: We welcome all ages, but participants must be 12 + to use the branding irons.
Deposit: A $150 deposit is required to secure your booking
Cancellation: Full refund if canceled 48 hours before the start time.
Customization: The branding experience can be customized for school groups, large tour groups, or larger groups on location.

Price Includes

  • 90-minute guided experience
  • Optional costumes for participants
  • Brand design worksheet
  • Barnwood keepsake with each participant’s brand


Adults (18+) – $ 79
Children (12 – 17) – $ 39
Kids under 12 – free to watch

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or call 403-932-3782