Where is Brooks

Brooks is centrally located between Calgary, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat in the heart of southeast Alberta and the Canadian Badlands. Brooks is located at the junction of the well-traveled Secondary Highway No. 36 and the TransCanada, Highway No. 1.

Just to the north is Dinosaur Park, a World Heritage Site and the world's largest deposit of late cretaceous period dinosaur fossils. To the south is Lake Newell, the largest lake in southern Alberta and a major attraction for the camper, fisherman, boater and sailor.


Brooks is located in the heart of southeastern Alberta and is the largest urban centre between Calgary, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge.

Distance to Canadian Destinations

Kilometers Miles
Medicine, AB
107 67
Lethbridge, AB
153 96
Calgary, AB
187 117
Edmonton, AB
472 294
Regina, SASK
569 356
Saskatoon, SASK
489 306
Vancouver, BC
1,147 717

Distance to USA Destinations

City Kilometers Miles
Havre, MT
419 262
Great Falls, MT
392 245
Helena, MT
526 329
Seattle, WA
1,201 751
Spokane, WA
755 472
Los Angeles, CA
2,395 1,497
Denver, CO
1,625 1,016


Brooks is a transportation hub with major highways intersecting at its boundary. Located along the TransCanada Highway No. 1, the city is connected with both coasts and all major points in between. Secondary Highway No. 36 is a major route for commercial traffic and intersect Highway No. 1 at Brooks, connecting the city to the oilsands to the north and the U.S. to the south.

There are two Canada / U.S. border crossings south of the city:
  • Coutts, Alberta / Sweetgrass, Montana
  • Wild Horse, Alberta / Wild Horse, Montana
There are 14 transportation and hauling located in and serving Brooks. The companies service local industry with fully equipped to haul all products and goods to major freight centers and ports across Canada and the US.


CP Rail's main line runs through Brooks from Montreal to Vancouver, with the closest rail yard in Medicine Hat. From Calgary, there are lines heading north to Edmonton and south to the Canada/US border at Coutts.

Port of Entries

  • Coutts / Sweetgrass, Montana Border Crossing (24-hour, 7days a week)
  • Wild Horse, Alberta / Wild Horse, Montana Border Crossing (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 1 - May 14; and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. from May 15 to September 30, 7 days a week)
  • Aden, Alberta / Whitlash, Montana Border Crossing (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week)

Express Service

Overnight express is available in the region through Canada Post, Purolator and Courier.

Ground Transportation

Greyhound Bus Lines maintains a terminal in Brooks.

Air Service

The Brooks Airport is a part of the Alberta airport network with the airport serving the agricultural application, flight training and air charter needs in the area.