Okotoks is a town in Alberta located approximately 18 km south of Calgary along the Sheep River.
The population of Cochrane in 2015 was over 28,000 people, it is the largest town in Alberta.
The town's name is derived from "ohkotok", the Blackfoot First Nation word for "rock". The name may refer to Big Rock, the largest glacial erratic in the Foothills Erratics Train, situated about 7 km west of the town.
The first settlers arrived in 1882 and the town celebrated its centennial in 2004.
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