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Welcome to Brooks ...

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Brooks had a population of 12,579 people.<1>

The city of Brooks was incorporated as a city September 1, 2005.

Brooks is 2,470 feet [753 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Brooks is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Brooks lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Telephone area codes for Brooks: (403) and (587)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Brooks had a population of 12,579 people.

The population of Brooks represents 0.38% of the total population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 16th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 12,579 people, the population of Brooks increased 8.4% from the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 11,604 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Brooks.

Communities near Brooks ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Brooks and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2006
Population
DirDistance
Bow City   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Duchess   [Map]   978   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Millicent   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Patricia   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rainier   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rolling Hills   [Map]   ---   S   24 miles [38.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Brooks.

Communities Also Named Brooks ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 30 communities that are also named Brooks - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan (3), Minnesota (2), Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Oregon, Texas (2), Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Brooks.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Brooks. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Brooks:

Websites for Brooks ...

Official Website:   www.brooks.ca/
Chamber of Commerce:   www.brookschamber.ab.ca/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brooks ...

Looking for more information about Brooks? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Brooks, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Brooks.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Brooks: www.brooks.ca/

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Brooks were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brooks - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brooks) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brooks. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brooks

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.5667, Longitude: -111.9000     [Map].

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