What to Do

Welcome visitors and tourists to the Visitors Information Center. Please use the links on the side menu to view the local attractions in the Brooks area. Brooks is located just 2 hours east of Calgary on the TransCanada Highway; 1 hour west of Medicine Hat; or 1 ½ hours from Lethbridge on Highway No. 36.

Tourism Map

View our Tourism Map (PDF), with locations and directions to some of our best tourism attractions!

Regional Events / Newell Regional Tourism Association

For information about local happenings and events, check out the Newell Regional Tourism Association website. There, you will find more information about accommodations, attractions and local events.
Download the 2017 NRTA Travel Planner (PDF)

Living in the Newell Region

For information about living in the Newell Region, check out www.livenewell.com. LiveNewell.com has all the information you need about community services available in the City of Brooks, County of Newell and municipalities in the Newell Region.

Historic Walking Tour

Take a trip back in time! Access a map to guide you on a historic walking tour of downtown Brooks (PDF). There are a variety of buildings featured on the tour, giving you an idea of what life was like in Brooks in the early 1900's.

Surrounding Area

Bounded on the north by the Red Deer River and on the south by the Bow River, the area surrounding Brooks is known for great camping, fishing, and hunting. Sites to see include: the Brooks Aqueduct, a National/Provincial historical site; the Crop Diversification Center South, a research center that supports the horticultural industry; Brooks and District Museum, representing life in this area from 1900 to 1950; Lake Newell, one of the country's largest man made lakes; and Dinosaur Park, a World Heritage Site and home of the field station of the Royal Tyrrell Museum.

Service Center

Brooks operates as the retail and service sector for both the City of Brooks and the surrounding region, servicing approximately 30,000 people. As a regional service center, Brooks has a wide range of urban amenities, retail services and a large number of hotels and motels. Please click here for more information.