Brooks has great recreational facilities, which include: two ice arenas, a curling rink, bowling alley, fitness center, swimming pool, waterpark and numerous parks as well as two day spas and great restaurants for your dining pleasure.
The Lake Newell region is one of the richest tourist, recreation and scenic regions of the country, there are seven lakes throughout the region providing fishing opportunities for trout, pike and sturgeon, to more than one million acres of prairie providing hunters an opportunity for deer, elk, and pheasant. Lake Newell is one of the country's largest man-made lakes. The lake covers an area of about 45 square miles, with a maximum depth of 65 feet. Lake Newell and the area is a haven for migrating birds, with three sanctuaries-Kinbrook Marsh, Sven Bayer Peninsula and Pelican Island.
Dinosaur Provincial Park and Royal Terrell Museum
Home to some of the most important fossil discoveries and skeletons of over 35 dinosaur species and numerous other plants and animals from over 75 million years ago. The Park displays beautiful landscapes and wildlife, and also features a visitor center, walking trails, bus tours, and hiking tours. Call 403-378-4342 for more information.
National/provincial historic site also transports visitors back in time to the 1920s. The aqueduct is an architectural marvel build all by hand.
The Brooks and District Museum
Displays the cultural heritage of Brooks and District through natural history specimens, artefacts, documents, maps, information which is significant to the area. The museum also houses displays saluting the oil industry and early settlers, including the Fourth Duke of Sutherland, and John Ware. The Brooks and District Museum is open from the 2nd week of May until Labour Day. Call 403-362-5073 for more information.
Visits to the Crop Diversification Center and the Canadian Pheasant Company Guided Tours are a must.
Construction of the Bassano Dam began in September 1910 and was completed in the spring of 1914. The Bassano Dam was unique at the time because of its composite character, length, and depth of water.
Kinbrook Island Park
Located just 15km southwest of Brooks on Secondary Highway 873. The Park was built by the Kinsmen Club of Brooks in 1944, and became a provincial park in 1951. Situated on Lake Newell, Kinbrook Island Park offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities such as fishing, swimming, hiking, camping, picnics, boating, and much more. Call 403-362-2962 for more information.
Golf on one of the area's 5 Golf courses: Bassano Golf Course, Brooks Golf Club, Duchess Golf Course, Meadows par 3, Rolling Hills Golf and Country Club. Talk to your hosts about making a tee time.
Whatever you decide to do, you are sure to have a good time! For further information on any of these attractions just ask your hosts.