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An interesting piece of Alberta history. This abandoned aqueduct sits beside the contemporary... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Smithers, B.C.

A very interesting view of the past. This concrete structure was built near the turn of the last... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Westlock, Canada
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This 3km long concrete aqueduct was built 90 years ago to bring irrigation water across a long, shallow valley. Today, it tells the story of the Canadian Pacific Railway and Alberta's Eastern Irrigation District.
8 km SE of Brooks on Hwy 1 | (Exit onto Range Road 142 south of Hwy 1), Brooks, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting piece of Alberta history. This abandoned aqueduct sits beside the contemporary aqueduct which serves the same farming area.

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Reviewed August 8, 2018

A very interesting view of the past. This concrete structure was built near the turn of the last century. In an effort to manage water and increase pioneer expansion the aqueduct was a marvel of engineering for its time. Many historical plaques scattered around the...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2018

This an interesting stop when in Brooks. The Aquaduct is located Southeast of Brooks and offers a look into the past and a way to combat the dry conditions that hampered growing of crops in the area. One has to marvel at this feat of...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed July 22, 2018

must visit place if u r in brooks Alberta.historical site constructed by CN Rail around 5/10 km irrigation system.

Thank Punita V
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Great structure! A must see. Question is,"how did they do this with non of today's technology?" Maybe, you will find out! 🤔

Thank Ronald P
Reviewed May 1, 2018

It was off season when I went so the Centre wasn't open but it was still interesting to see and imagine the effort it took them to build this in the early 1900's. Will visit again in the summer for sure.

Thank ChristineM22222
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Totally awesome ! So cool seeing the history . Only minutes from down town. Pack a lunch and explore !

Thank usalways14
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Interesting history of the aqueduct is displayed at the site and if you are in the area it's worth a visit.

Thank Bryan A
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

A must see when visiting Brooks Alberta. An engineering wonder. The new aquaduct is right along side it.

Thank Ronald P
Reviewed September 4, 2017

This was one of the Engineering marvels done by CPR and helped to carry water to a far away lands. We missed the guided information because the centre closes as 5 p.m If you going to this place along with Dinosaur provincial park cover this...More

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