Summer on Lake Newell is Alberta’s best kept secret. Making the most of the summer months is easy with Lake Newell as your destination for the perfect weekend or day trip. Only two hours from Calgary, Lake Newell is nearly 70 square kilometres and has a full service marina with a large boat launch and boat slips for rent by the day, weekend, month or season. Located 14km south of the City of Brooks, Lake Newell is one of southern Alberta’s largest lakes.


A Boater’s paradise on Lake Newell

Boating enthusiasts and adventurers from all over will enjoy visiting Kinbrook Island Provincial Park and Lake Newell Resort, which both sit on the shores of Lake Newell. Getting your boat in the water is stress-free at Lake Newell Resort Marina, which has a large boat launch and boat slips for rent. Lake Newell Resort Marina is your one stop shop for anything you may need for your lake day, including fuel service, snacks, ice cream, drinks and fishing supplies, while Kinbrook Island Provincial Park is perfect for a day spent at the beach!


Fishing Lake Newell

Lake Newell has an abundance of fish, including walleye and pike with some weighing in at up to 30 pounds. For a first person experience fishing Lake Newell with local fishing guides from Trebled Life Fishing, click here.


Birding at Lake Newell

Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned birder, the areas south and west of Brooks are home to two major reservoirs, Kitsum Reservoir and Lake Newell. Bird species seen include Shorebirds, Ferruginous Hawks, Burrowing Owls, Caspian Terns, American Bitterns, Western Grebe, Clark’s Grebe, various sparrows, Chestnut-collared Longspurs and more. For more information, click here.


Water Sports on Lake Newell

The clear, warm water on Lake Newell is perfect for swimming on your summer trip while staying at many of the nearby campgrounds or in nearby Brooks. Recreation enthusiasts will love the many options a lake of this size can offer, including kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding.