Distance to Canadian Destinations
|Medicine Hat, AB||107
Distance to U.S. Destinations
|Great Falls, MT||392
|Wild Horse, MT
|Los Angeles, CA
Canada/US Border Crossings
There are two primary Canada/U.S. border crossings south of the County of Newell:
- Coutts, Alberta/Sweetgrass, Montana (open 24 hours, seven days a week) - southwest U.S. via I-15
- Open 24 hours, seven days a week
- Wild Horse, Alberta/Montana - Eastern U.S. via Highway 41 south of Medicine Hat
- Open 8:00am to 5:00pm, Oct 1 - May 14; and 8:00am to 9:00pm from May 15 to Sept 30, 7 days a week
The City of Brooks is a trucking centre with 14 transportation and hauling companies located in the City. The companies service local industry and are fully equipped to haul all products and goods to major freight centres and ports across Canada and the U.S.
CP Rail's main line (Montreal to Vancouver) runs northwest to southeast through Bassano, Brooks, and Tilley within the County of Newell, with the closest rail yard in Medicine Hat. From Calgary, there are lines heading north to Edmonton and south to the Canada/U.S. border at Coutts.
Overnight Express is available in the region through Canada Post and Purolator.
Greyhound Bus Lines maintains a terminal in Brooks, and has regular stops at Bassano and Tilley on the Calgary (and points west) - Medicine Hat (and points east) route.
The Brooks Airport (2800 foot runway, paved) is a part of the Alberta airport network with the airport serving the agricultural application, flight training, and air charters in the area.
The Bassano Airport (2950 foot runway, paved) is located 1 km north of the Town of Bassano.
The Calgary International Airport (two hours west of the County) is a hub for most major airlines.