Welcome!

Banook Canoe Club is the oldest non-profit paddling organization located on historic Lake Banook in Dartmouth, NS. We blend high-performance training with recreational programs aimed at developing life-long athletes in the sport. With a long history of Olympians and National team members coming from within our ranks, Banook Canoe Club is committed to continuing this legacy into the future.

We offer excellent programs to our community in sprint canoe and kayaks, war canoe, dragon boat, kiddie canoe, canoe polo, summer camps and swim programs. The club is also open year round, with a grand hall and recently renovated gymnasium providing recreation and social activities for all ages.

What’s New


Eight athletes from Banook recently competed at the National Team Trials in Montreal. Many semifinals and finals made by all. Great bunch of kayakers!
Left to right: Toshko, Liam Ring, Jack Hall, Luke Bennett, Alex Canning, Emily Parsons, Lucy Traves, Ian Gaudet, Carys McMurray. Congratulations to Alex and Ian who made the national team!

Volunteer Opportunities

Work off your pre-paid volunteer fee by volunteering during upcoming events and opportunities this season (1 hour = $10 credit). Our list of volunteer opportunities is listed on-line.

Members interesting to volunteer with boat repairs can contact Ron Hill, and those wishing to volunteer with minor facility repairs should contact Phil Brown.

News from Banook

The Pam-Am Canoe Championships are coming!
Starting around September 7th, members will see changes happening on the lake and at the club as the Pan-Am Championships
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Banook News – July 19, 2018
We are about to enter our fourth week of our summer program and everything is going great. Our paddling program
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July 11 – Club News
Summer at the Banook Canoe Club is in full swing, and it looks like we’re off to a great start.
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Banook Weekly Update – July 6, 2018
Banook Canoe Club is wrapping up its first week of summer activity and it’s been a GREAT week! Our Camps
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