Brooks trip planner
Create a fully customized day-by-day itinerary for free
Brooks is a city in southeast Alberta, Canada, surrounded by the County of Newell. It is located on Highway 1 (Trans-Canada Highway) and the Canadian Pacific Railway, approximately 186km southeast of Calgary, and 110km northwest of Medicine Hat. The city has an elevation of 760m.HistoryThe area that is now Brooks was originally used as a bison hunting ground for the Blackfoot and Crow. After Treaty 7 was signed in 1877, homesteaders moved into the area to begin farming. Before 1904, the area still did not have a name. Through a Postmaster General-sponsored contest, the area was named after Noel Edgell Brooks, a Canadian Pacific Railway Divisional Engineer from Calgary.Brooks incorporated as a village on July 14, 1910, and then as a town on September 8, 1911. Its population in the 1911 Census of Canada was 486.In the 1996 Census, the population of Brooks reached 10,093 making it eligible for city status. Brooks incorporated as a city on September 1, 2005 when its official population was 11,604.In the build up to your vacation in Brooks, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our Canada online route planner.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Brooks
Compose it!Your own itinerary for your car vacation, beach vacation, city trip, any near or distant journey ... ready within 10 minutes.
Customize it.Refine your plan. We find the best routes and opportunities.
Book it.Choose from the best accommodations (Expedia, AirBnB), airlines and activities, by yourself or share with travel professionals for the utmost experience. Up to 50% discount!
Do it yourself.Or share your plan with travel professionals for a customized trip
Top tours near Brooks
$140 BOOK WITH VIATOR Drumheller (Dinosaur Valley) & Horseshoe Canyon 1-Day Tour Drumheller (Dinosaur Valley) & Horseshoe Canyon 1-Day Tour
Duration: 8 hours
Tours from $140 ›
$12 BOOK WITH VIATOR Calgary Scavenger Hunt: Calgary Culture Calgary Scavenger Hunt: Calgary Culture
Duration: 2 hours
Tours from $12 ›
$1,121 BOOK WITH VIATOR 6 Day Summer Rockies visit Banff Jasper Yoho and Drumheller tour 6 Day Summer Rockies visit Banff Jasper Yoho and Drumheller tour
Duration: 6 days
Tours from $1,121 ›
$139 BOOK WITH VIATOR Dinosaur World 1 Day: Drumheller-Badland-Hoodoo-Mine National Historic Dinosaur World 1 Day: Drumheller-Badland-Hoodoo-Mine National Historic
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Tours from $139 ›
$5 BOOK WITH VIATOR Ghosts of Drumheller: a Smartphone Audio Ghost Tour Ghosts of Drumheller: a Smartphone Audio Ghost Tour
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Tours from $5 ›
$1,292 BOOK WITH VIATOR 7 Day Banff Yoho Jasper Waterton NP and Drumheller Tour 7 Day Banff Yoho Jasper Waterton NP and Drumheller Tour
Duration: 7 days
Tours from $1,292 ›
$5 BOOK WITH VIATOR Calgary's Beltline District: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour Calgary's Beltline District: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour
Duration: 60 to 90 minutes
Tours from $5 ›
Popular things to do in Brooks
Places to visit with Brooks
Banff National ParkTrip planner Best for: World heritage site, Water Body, Hiking Trail Jasper National ParkTrip planner Best for: World heritage site, Waterfall, Canyon CalgaryTrip planner Best for: Zoo, Historic Site, Observation Deck Waterton Lakes National ParkTrip planner Best for: Canyon, Hiking Trail, Water Body CanmoreTrip planner Best for: Water Body, Nature / Wildlife Tour, River Rafting / Tubing
Recently planned trips to Canada
10 days in Canada BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS Banff National Park Vancouver Whistler 10 days in Canada BY A USER FROM SWEDEN Banff National Park Vancouver Whistler 10 days in Canada BY A USER FROM SWEDEN Banff National Park Vancouver Whistler 10 days in Canada BY A USER FROM INDIA Whistler Banff National Park Vancouver 7 days in Canada BY A USER FROM SWEDEN Toronto Montreal Quebec City 8 days in Canada BY A USER FROM SWEDEN Quebec City Montreal Toronto