Brooks is a city in southeast Alberta, Canada, surrounded by the County of Newell. It is located on Highway 1 (Trans-Canada Highway) and the Canadian Pacific Railway, approximately 186 km (116 mi) southeast of Calgary, and 110 km (68 mi) northwest of Medicine Hat. The city has an elevation of 760 m (2,490 ft).
The area that is now Brooks was originally used as a bison hunting ground for the Blackfoot and Crow. The base of the economy of the City of Brooks is energy (oil and gas) and agriculture, with other sectors including metal manufacturing, food processing and construction. It is also a retail and service centre for the surrounding area.A multicultural community, Brooks has been referred to as “The City of 100 Hellos” as a result of a documentary by Brandy Yanchyk profiling the community’s significant immigrant, refugee and temporary foreign worker populations.