Welcome to The Texas Gate & Rockyview Hotel


Nestled at the foot of Big Hill in the Bow Valley west of Calgary, the Rockyview Hotel and its saloon are among the oldest establishments of their kind in Alberta that are still standing and in operation.  A monument to our past, and the cornerstone of historic downtown Cochrane, the Hotel and saloon have been offering food, spirits and safe haven for over a hundred years.

During Alberta’s early years, it was illegal in many municipalities for men and women to “consort” with each other while consuming alcoholic spirits.  They would climb in their horse and buggy, or take the train, or, if they were lucky, drive one of them new-fangled automobiles a few miles west to Cochrane for a little company with the opposite sex over a cold drink.  Sometimes this sinful activity would lead to dancing or singing and the couples would stay late into the night, before heading back to Calgary or upstairs to a Hotel room.

Today, the saloon, now known as The Texas Gate, and the Rockyview Hotel are still frequented by visitors looking for a relaxing picturesque day trip, or a base of operations from which to explore Calgary and the Rocky Mountains.  And of course, the historic establishment retains a special spot in the heart of locals, many of whom can trace their families back to the early days of the Hotel and Cochrane.


What a difference

The Renos are on!

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Pioneer Theme rooms.


Not liking the chill? Then come on down and feel the heat of our Suicide Hot Wings. That'll warm ya up. And at only 35 cents each, the bill will put a smile on your face too.

Big, plump, juicy, soooo delicious, and with 28 flavours to choose from... why wait for Wednesday?

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H U N G R Y !!? You won't leave the Texas Gate hungry. When was the last time you and the gang stopped by for lunch?

We whip up a hearty homemade soup fresh every single day of the week. And every day features a different sandwich special for $8.95 and a hot lunch special for $9.95.

Or if you're stuper-duper hungry, have one of our hot open-faced sandwiches... your choice of roast beef, turkey or hamburger smothered in gravy and served with with a side of mashed and another of buttery veggies. Only $9.95!

And of course there's our regular menu of delicious comfort food with variety to satisfy everyone's tastebuds.

And better prices than the other joints, so having lunch doesn't take a bite out of your wallet too. Come fill yer belly!
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Tonight we have a true Saturday Night Special!

SWAMP MUSIC -- Canada's only Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute band is going to rock our Sweet Home starting at 7pm. Tix are only $10 and all proceeds go to

So come on down, buy a jug and cut up the rug, with a girl named Lindy Lou. We promise there's no finer pleasure for the freebirds of Cochrane to be had this Saturday Night, but whaddoIknow? I'm just a simple man. ;)

And after the show's over, we have Cochrane's favourite house DJ Sheldon Rhinostud taking your requests and spinning the discs till 2am.

All right muh peeps... Gimme three steps towards our door! And don't forget to buy a ticket on the Harleys!

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Tonight we have Sheldon Rhinostud our All-Request DJ heating up the dance floor.


We've got Swamp Music, Canada's only Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band giving you some Sweet Home Alabama! All in the name of one great charity..; Bikers Against Bullying's StopBully program.

Tix are only $10 and available at the door, but get here early because the show starts at 7pm. Come free your bird!

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The Gate's International Cuisine Weekend lands on the Greek island of Santorini this weekend!

First up, we've got Bifteki, a wickedly delicious dish that's a twist on keftedes, the Greek meatballs, but stuffed with feta cheese, santziki, and of course, spiced Greek-style. Comes served with Greek rice fancied up with almonds and raisins, sauteed vegetables, tomatoes, black kalamata olives and garlic sauce.

And we've also got the traditional favourite, Chicken Souvlaki, marinated and grilled to perfection and served with almond and raisin Greek rice, sauteed vegetables, tomatoes, black olives and garlic sauce.

At $13.95 each, we don't think you will find a better deal on Greek cuisine anywhere. But don't worry if you miss out tonight, these lovelies are on special tomorrow too. Starts at 4!

Greek---is there any other cuisine that tastes exactly like a warm summer day? I'm getting hungry just writing this.

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Authentic Western barbeque cuisine, from our AAA steaks to our hand-crafted burgers, from our chuckwagon-style stews to our homemade pies… our grub is loved for its comfort and flavour.



Our sandwiches are made fresh daily from the finest ingredients and with loving care. A special sandwich that changes daily accompanies traditional favourites on our menu.



One of these things is not like the other... John Wayne would not approve. We will never have pizza on the menu, so please order something truly Western.



The house speciality, our steaks are always AAA Alberta beef, sourced locally whenever possible, and always grilled to tender, mouth-watering perfection.



Our homemade desserts are a sweet, satisfying coda to any meal, or a superb choice to pair with a special coffee after a movie or brisk walk around our historic downtown.

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We provide the following


Private bookings, reservations, weddings, special set menus, dances, parties, and of course rooms available at the Rockyview Hotel, merely call us at 403.932.6666 to set your plan into action.

Kids and teens are always appreciated in our Steakhouse and on our boardwalk patio.  Please ask about our under-13 menu.

Open from 7am to 2am

You'll always be welcome, whether visiting our Steakhouse, our Bar, or Hotel. And we love having you here.

Free parking

Plenty of parking available on the street and in our back-forty parking lot.


The Texas Gate is the only establishment licensed for off-sales in Cochrane. Available 7 days a week till 3 am.

Historic Central Location

The centerpiece of Cochrane's chic historical downtown, we're 5 minutes from everyone.


We are proud of our


All of our award-winning food is homemade and hand-crafted with loving attention to detail, with ingredients sourced from local organic farms and ranches whenever possible.  A full range of premium spirits is available and we are proud to serve many specialty beers, ales and meads from local brewers.

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Welcome to The Texas Gate


Whether you’re booking a couple’s night out, a business lunch, a wedding, or a party, please feel free to give us a call.


Or simply use the contact form below and we’ll get in touch as soon as possible.



Phone us at 403.932.6666 or use the contact form immediately above to send us an email.  Or even better drop in and say “Hi!”  Click the map link below if you need directions.  To stay up-to-date on our daily dinner specials, and our special events, please follow us on Facebook.

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