News Cochrane Makes the List of Top Small Towns in Canada List SHARE ON: Nick Birnie, contributor, Thursday, Mar. 30th, 2017 Photo: suppled by Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat Cochrane has been listed as one of the top small towns to visit for Canada day. The list, put together by travel website Expedia, was posted on their travel blog this week. Cochrane is listed as the birthplace of hockey great Tim Horton, and also praised for their renowned Polar Bear Habitat. The town joins 24 other small towns across the country being celebrated for their terrific landscape, events or experiences they offer. The complete list can be found here.