A Tour of the Brooks Aqueduct and Kinbrook Island Provincial Park

During a recent trip to the City of Brooks, Alberta, Canada. I had the opportunity to take a guided tour of the Brooks Aqueduct and Kinbrook Island Provincial Park on Lake Newell. It was a fascinating and highly informative tour of two of the...
During a recent trip to the City of Brooks, Alberta, Canada. I had the opportunity to take a guided tour of the Brooks Aqueduct and Kinbrook Island Provincial Park on Lake Newell. It was a fascinating and highly informative tour of two of the region’s significant attractions. The Brooks Aqueduct is a Provincial Historic Resource and a National Historic Site for both it's feat of engineering and the impact it had on agriculture in the area. Kinbrook Island Provincial Park is a recreation area popular for watersports, birding, and camping. Kinbrook is on Lake Newell, which is a significant part of the region’s irrigation story.
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19 August 2023 at   Kinbrook Island, Newell County No. 4, AB T0J 2M0, Canada
At 3.1km long and built out of reinforced concrete, the Brooks Aqueduct was the largest aqueduct of its type in the world! Built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in the early 1900's. The Government of Canada and CPR hoped to bring water security...
At 3.1km long and built out of reinforced concrete, the Brooks Aqueduct was the largest aqueduct of its type in the world! Built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in the early 1900's. The Government of Canada and CPR hoped to bring water security for agriculture in the area and thereby encouraging settlement of the region. The Brooks Aqueduct was in operation for 63 years and now both a Provincial Historic Resource and a National Historic Site.
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19 August 2023 ·   8 months ago taken in   142 Range Road, Newell County No. 4, AB T1R 0E9, Canada
There is a fun playground for the kids to enjoy, a picnic area, washrooms, and walking paths interpretive signs to explore at the Brooks Aqueduct. The Brooks Aqueduct is a must-see destination when visiting the area. At less than a 10min drive...
There is a fun playground for the kids to enjoy, a picnic area, washrooms, and walking paths interpretive signs to explore at the Brooks Aqueduct. The Brooks Aqueduct is a must-see destination when visiting the area. At less than a 10min drive from the City of Brooks makes a great daytrip adventure for the family.
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19 August 2023 ·   8 months ago taken in   142 Range Road, Newell County No. 4, AB T1R 0E9, Canada
It is interesting to climb up on the hill near the Brooks Aqueduct. The hill is part of the new, more efficient earthen canal replaced the original canal in 1979. Here you can see both canals side by side. Before the canal being built it was...
It is interesting to climb up on the hill near the Brooks Aqueduct. The hill is part of the new, more efficient earthen canal replaced the original canal in 1979. Here you can see both canals side by side. Before the canal being built it was thought that this part of the province was unusable since there were no natural water sources in the region. Now, it is the most productive agricultural area in the province with consistently high-quality yields.
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19 August 2023 ·   8 months ago taken in   142 Range Road, Newell County No. 4, AB T1R 0E9, Canada
Kinbrook Island Provincial Park is a 14min drive south from the City of Brooks. It is a great destination for day tripping or camping when visiting the region.
Lake Newell on which the park is situated is the largest and warmest man-made lake in...
Kinbrook Island Provincial Park is a 14min drive south from the City of Brooks. It is a great destination for day tripping or camping when visiting the region.
Lake Newell on which the park is situated is the largest and warmest man-made lake in Alberta. Interestingly, Lake Newell is a large water reservoir managed by the Eastern Irrigation District. The lake's primary purpose is to collect water to be redistributed of agricultural irrigation across the region via the aqueducts we visited earlier on the tour. Lake Newell and the Kinbrook Island Provincial Park are also important recreation areas. Popular activities include picnicking, birding, fishing, power boating, sailing, swimming, hiking, volleyball, and cross-country skiing.

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19 August 2023 ·   8 months ago taken in   Kinbrook Island, Newell County No. 4, AB T0J 2M0, Canada
Kinbrook gets its name from a combination of the Kinsmen Club which created the park and planted the trees & the City of Brooks. Hence the name, Kinbrook. There are many picnic areas in the park, however the beachside ones are my favourite.
19 August 2023 ·   8 months ago taken in   Kinbrook Island, Newell County No. 4, AB T0J 2M0, Canada
I love this idea! For those of us that are challenged when it comes to creating a great picnic experience for the family, Kinbrook Island Provincial Park comes to the rescue. All you have to do is remember to pre-order the picnic basket.
19 August 2023 ·   8 months ago taken in   Kinbrook Island, Newell County No. 4, AB T0J 2M0, Canada
Kids will love taking time out of the water to play in Kinbrook Island's fantastic playground. In addition, the park is a wonderful place for a walk. Kids will have fun spotting and learning about birds in the wetlands nearby.
19 August 2023 ·   8 months ago taken in   Kinbrook Island, Newell County No. 4, AB T0J 2M0, Canada
This is a large, nice, and well treed lakeside campground. Interestingly, there are no naturally grown trees in the Brooks region. Every tree that you can see has been planted including all the trees on Kinbrook Island. Which is thanks to the...
This is a large, nice, and well treed lakeside campground. Interestingly, there are no naturally grown trees in the Brooks region. Every tree that you can see has been planted including all the trees on Kinbrook Island. Which is thanks to the Brook's Kinsmen Club it is also very well treed.
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19 August 2023 ·   8 months ago taken in   Kinbrook Island, Newell County No. 4, AB T0J 2M0, Canada
The Kinbrook Island Provincial Park Campground really does make it easy to plan your stay. Not only is there a small store that offers pre-ordered picnic baskets, but they also sell pre-ordered Campfire Baskets! How impressive is that? With...
The Kinbrook Island Provincial Park Campground really does make it easy to plan your stay. Not only is there a small store that offers pre-ordered picnic baskets, but they also sell pre-ordered Campfire Baskets! How impressive is that? With snacks available at the tore, picnic lunches, a campfire dinner and dessert, all that you will need to pack is breakfast. They take away all the stress of preparing for your trip so that you can actually sit back, relax and enjoy yourself at Kinbrook Island Provincial Park and campground.
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19 August 2023 ·   8 months ago taken in   Kinbrook Island, Newell County No. 4, AB T0J 2M0, Canada
Kinbrook Island Provincial Park is easy to get to from the City of Brooks, Alberta. It is 13 km south of Brooks on Highway 873. This is a large campground with 199 sites suitable for RVs and tents. There are 14 unserviced and 185 powered sites to...
Kinbrook Island Provincial Park is easy to get to from the City of Brooks, Alberta. It is 13 km south of Brooks on Highway 873. This is a large campground with 199 sites suitable for RVs and tents. There are 14 unserviced and 185 powered sites to choose from.
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19 August 2023 ·   8 months ago taken in   Kinbrook Island, Newell County No. 4, AB T0J 2M0, Canada
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