2004 was a good year, Cochrane had a population of 12,418, the Bow Valley High Bobcats were Provincial Champs and housing in Cochrane was nearly half of what it is in 2023.

Lynn Noble posted this 2004 Cochrane real estate ad to Facebook and it is crazy!

2004Photo via Lynn Noble on Facebook 

GlenEagles in the mid $300's? How about moving into West Valley or Bow Ridge for around $250,000?

In 2004, The median after-tax income for Canadian families with two or more people sat at $56,000. Compared to today which sits at the average household annual wage in Canada is $75,452.

Tim McGraw sums it up pretty nicely.