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Brooks, Alberta

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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 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 (which had a count of 11,604 people).

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

Communities near Brooks ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Brooks and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2006
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 that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Brooks. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

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

Websites for Brooks ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Brooks, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Brooks.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Brooks. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Brooks.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Brooks. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brooks. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brooks

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brooks.