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Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 13
Municipal district Thorhild County
 • Total 0.50 km2 (0.19 sq mi)
Elevation 665 m (2,182 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 95
 • Density 190.0/km2 (492/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 54
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Newbrook is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within Thorhild County. It is located at the junction of Highway 63 and Highway 661, approximately 28 kilometres (17 mi) northeast of Thorhild and 36 kilometres (22 mi) south of Boyle. It has an elevation of 665 metres (2,182 ft).

The hamlet is located in census division No. 13 and in the federal riding of Westlock-St. Paul.

The hamlet and surrounding area has a strong Polish and Ukrainian influence, mostly from immigration at the turn of the 20th century. The former Newbrook Observatory, a meteor observatory that was the first facility in North America to photograph Sputnik 1, is located in the hamlet.


As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Newbrook recorded a population of 92 living in 46 of its 52 total private dwellings, a change of -3.2% from its 2011 population of 95. With a land area of 0.52 km2 (0.20 sq mi), it had a population density of 176.9/km2 (458/sq mi) in 2016.

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Newbrook had a population of 95 living in 48 of its 54 total dwellings, a -18.1% change from its 2006 population of 116. With a land area of 0.5 km2 (0.19 sq mi), it had a population density of 190/km2 (490/sq mi) in 2011.

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