Well positioned.

The Brooks Region is readily accessible by Canada’s major east-west transport route (Highway 1 - Trans Canada), north via Highway 36 to connect the Brooks Region to northern Alberta oilsands, and south via Highway 36 or Highway 875 to the U.S. border and I-15 - a major north-south trade route terminating at Los Angeles/San Diego.

Access to Markets

CITY  KM  MILES  TRAVEL TIME
Medicine Hat, AB 107 67 1 Hour 5 Minutes
Lethbridge, AB 155 96 1 Hour 42 Minutes
Calgary, AB 187 117 1 Hour 57 Minutes
Edmonton, AB 454 294 4 Hours 22 Minutes
Regina, SK 569 356 5 Hours 19 Minutes
Saskatoon, SK 489 306 4 Hours 52 Minutes
Vancouver, BC 1,174 717 11 Hours 54 Minutes
Great Falls, MT, USA 394 245 3 Hours 50 Minutes
Winnipeg, MB 1,140 708 10 Hours 55 Minutes

 

Rail

CP Rail’s main line runs through Brooks from Montreal to Vancouver, with a rail yard and several commercial spur lines maintained. From Calgary, there are lines heading north to Edmonton and south to the Canada/US border at Coutts.

Highways

The Brooks Region is readily accessible by Canada’s major east-west transport route (Highway 1 - Trans Canada), north via Highway 36 to connect the County to northern Alberta oilsands, and south via Highway 36 or Highway 875 to the U.S. border and I-15 - a major north-south trade route terminating at Los Angeles/San Diego.

Airports

The Brooks Airport has a 2800 foot paved runway and is part of the Alberta Airport Network and has a 24-hour AVGAS fuel system for aircraft operators to purchase fuel. It primary serves the agricultural application, flight training and air charters in the area.

The Bassano Airport is located 1 km north of the Town of Bassano and has a 2950 foot paved runway. The Calgary International Airport is 1.5 hours west of the County of Newell and is a hub for most major airlines.