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Dinosaur Provincial Park Provincial Parks

Alberta’s got lovely weather, but 75 million years ago, the Badlands were a subtropical paradise. We’re talking palm trees, enormous ferns and humidity. The only things stopping it from being a prime spot for sipping cocktails out of coconuts were the lack of homo sapiens and all the enormous reptiles. Today, the provincial park is ripe for active exploration. ● Did you know: More than 150 full dinosaur skeletons have been unearthed in Dinosaur Provincial Park. More than 50 species have been discovered. No wonder it’s been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ● Dig it: You can literally search for, and often find, real dinosaur bones here. You need this in your life, like, now.
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Dinosaur adventures in Dinosaur Provincial Park in the Canadian Badlands

Digging for fossils in Dinosaur Provincial Park

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Brooks Aqueduct National and Provincial Historic Site

Brooks, Alberta
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The Brooks Aqueduct was built over 90 years ago by the Canadian Pacific Railway's irrigation division to serve as a vital link in its expansive irrigation network. The Aqueduct stretched the limits of engineering design and technology, and at the time, it was the largest concrete structure of its kind in the world. Like a giant centipede, it spans a shallow 3.2 km wide valley, suspending a concrete sling 20 metres above the prairie landscape. Once filled with precious water bound for the thirsty croplands of southwestern Alberta, today this national and provincial historic site holds only memories.

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JBS Canada Centre

Brooks, Alberta
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The JBS Canada Centre features an elaborate aquatic centre with a waterslide and wave pool, gymnasium, fitness centre, multipurpose rooms, arena and curling rink. A $22-million-dollar renovation and expansion project was completed in 2017 where a large field house was added along with a public library.

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Brooks and District Museum

Brooks, Alberta
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Located in Brooks and close to Alberta's largest manmade lake, Lake Newell, the Brooks and District Museum Visitor Information Centre is housed in the Brooks and District Museum and situated adjacent to the Kiwanis Campground. We are open for 10 months of the year and provide free WiFi, a small gift shop with locally made products and hot and cold beverages. Our friendly knowledgeable staff will help direct you to your destination and provide travel recommendations for attractions in the area and for the province of Alberta.

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Canalta Brooks

Brooks, Alberta
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Our Super 8 is now a Canalta Hotel, but we're the same family owned & operated hotel! Start your day off with us with our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast (yes that means waffles!). Amenities Fitness Centre, Free High Speed Wi-Fi, Free Newspaper, Guest Laundry, Hair Dryer, Coffee Maker, Heated Indoor Pool, Hot Tub, Waterslide, Kitchenettes, Microwaves, Pets Can Stay - $15/pet, Suites Available, Air Conditioned, Business Centre, Elevators. Just 2 hours East of Calgary on the #1 Highway. Close to Dinosaur Provincial Park, perfect for hiking or dino enthusiasts or great fishing on the Red Deer River or Bow River.

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Ramada Brooks

Brooks, Alberta
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The Ramada Inn features all the quality service and amenities you have come to expect from a Canalta Hotel, including a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, indoor pool, waterslide, hot tub, steam room, state of the art fitness facility, business centre, guest laundry and meeting rooms. Kick back and relax in one of our various suites, including our cozy standard room, two room suites, kitchenettes or maybe even the Honeymoon suite.

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Travelodge Brooks

Brooks, Alberta
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Make a reservation at our Travelodge Brooks AB hotel and kick start your next outing to the Centennial City of Alberta. Conveniently located off the Trans Canada Highway, our pet-friendly Brooks, Alberta, hotel near the Brooks & District Museum places you within reach of top attractions, shopping and great restaurants.

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Dinotour 2018

Dinotour is a unique opportunity to discover Alberta's palaeontological treasures with Dr. Philip Currie and other world-renowned scientists. On this 4-day family-oriented tour August 3-6, guests will learn about dinosaurs that inhabited Alberta and explore the sites associated with major discoveries. The tour includes 3 nights accommodation and admissions.

Expires: 2018-07-31
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Alberta Landscape and Cultural Discovery

Rolling foothills, intimidating mountains, pre-historic hoodoos, emerald lakes and fascinating arts, Alberta is home to a changing landscape and an array of activities. Visitors will explore diverse scenery on this 11-night tour, from the majestic mountains of the Canadian Rockies to the prairie lands and coulee landscapes of the Badlands.

Expires: 2018-10-31
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Experience Alberta's History - Annual Pass

Alberta's heritage facilities are unique and interesting places to visit where you can learn, have fun and connect with heritage. Purchase an Experience Alberta's History Pass and receive unlimited admission to a network of Provincial Historic Sites and museums in Alberta for one full year. Discounted family passes also available.

Expires: 2018-12-31
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Dinotour 2018

Brooks, Alberta
2018-08-03 To 2018-08-06 MST

Dinotour is a unique opportunity to discover Alberta's palaeontological treasures with Dr. Philip Currie, Dr. David Eberth, Dr. David Evans, Dr. Eva Koppelhus, Dr. Michael Ryan, and Darren Tanke. On this 4-day family-oriented tour August 3-6, 2018, guests will learn about dinosaurs that inhabited Alberta and explore the sites associated with major discoveries. Seniors, adults and families with children as young as 10 years old are all welcome. Enjoy hiking in the badlands to search for fossils. The tour includes 3 nights accommodation and admissions. Contact Dinotour@DinosaurResearch.com for more information.

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Brooks Medeval Faire

Brooks, Alberta
2018-08-11 To 2018-08-12 MST

Come one! Come all! To the Brooks Medieval Faire. Now in its 15th year, the Brooks Medieval Faire is fun for the whole family! Come and see knights in shining armor, fair maidens and fierce battles of skill-at-arms. Peer into the tents or talk to one of the many re-enactors who bring history to life. Are you looking for something rare that simply cannot be found anywhere else? Look no further than the Brooks Medieval Faire Vendor Village. Handmade items crafted with care by skilled artisans. Maybe even take home your own shining armor! Shop for gifts or keep all your loot to yourself! Medieval themed, Viking themed or just something unusual, it can all be found here! Snacks and food trucks will be standing by with offerings that can cater to every taste and gastronomic fancy. If you want to feast like royalty, join us for the Royal Feast on Saturday, Aug. 11. No one will leave the Royal Table hungry! New for 2018. Let us treat your princes and princesses like the royalty they are in the new Kid's Kingdom!Kids can sit in the shade and make some crafts, play games for prizes, watch the shows on the kid's stage or visit Blu's Zoo petting zoo. All of this and more awaits your littlest adventurers in Kid's Kingdom. Knights of Valor Canadian Champion Shane Adams will be heating up the jousting arena this year.Come out and watch mounted combat at its most exciting, meet the jousters (and the horses) and cheer on your favorite!

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