Cochrane's Historical Main Street will now offer relief in the form of bathrooms.

The Visitor Centre has been relocated to a new location and is looking forward to being in the hub of the action.

Mike Korman, Town of Cochrane, Senior Manager of Economic Development says, this project has been in the works for awhile.

"It has been a couple years, we have looked for spaces tried to find an opportunity for a place to put even a stand alone bathroom but this seemed like the logical next step. A good pilot program to see if it works on Main Street."

Korman says the facilities will be open full time including extra hours during special events.

"Full time for the summer, 10-6 on the weekdays, and 10-8 on the weekends and holidays, as well through the winter months we are going to have full time staff."

Historical Main Street business owners are happy to see an answer to an issue that has plagued them for many years.

"The businesses want it; they want to make sure we are here, and we have a presence, and that we draw people to this Historic Downtown."

Korman shares the Rockyview Hotel's Texas Gate has also jumped on board offering up facilities to those in need.

"It will really help offload and make another place for someone to use their services.

Besides washrooms the Visitor Centre will be able to provide tourists with all sorts of information.

Although considered a pilot project Korman is hopeful this is a win win solution.

"We get 2800 people here every year through summer so I think that will help businesses especially on this end by the 5th Avenue area. We have had good feedback via email and we are looking forward to see traffic increase."

The Visitor Centre will also be considered as a public engagement meeting space.

"Many of the Councillors want to do public engagement in other places than the RancheHouse, what a great opportunity to utilize this space to host open houses for bylaw changes or new amendments. Potentially one day you could pay your dog license down here... but that is a future thing."

You can find the Visitor Centre and bathrooms at the old Sweet Temptations location at 521 1st W.