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

Our Annual Spring Open House

Join us for registration, information and tours!

  • Saturday, April 28 (10am – 1pm)
  • Saturday, May 26 (10am – 1pm)
  • Saturday, June 16 (10am – 1pm)


News from Banook

Hello from Welland – Nationals Day 1
Tuesday Morning – August 22 Just a quick update from Welland, Ontario. First I hope everyone is aware that despite
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Good luck to our athletes competing at the Nationals in Welland!
Banook is excited to be represented by such a strong group of paddlers at this year’s Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships
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The Club House
We’re looking for some great members to help us
This season is off to a fantastic start! Families are enjoying beach, the weekly camps are in full swing, our
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Important Note for Summer Paddlers
Please note if you have not yet registered for programs – time is running out!  Orientation is this Thursday
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Interested in Helping With Club Repairs?
Andy, our facilities chair, is looking for some help extra this summer with keeping the clubhouse maintained. Lots of projects
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New $25K war canoe gives Banook paddlers edge in ‘very Canadian’ sport
‘It’s really a point of pride to win a war canoe race,’ says paddler Hannah Vaughan By Nina Corfu, CBC News
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Sneak Peak of the War Canoe!
Check out Banook’s new War Canoe before it’s transported to the club later this month. It’s builder – Bear Mountain –
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Spring Cleaning?…..Yard and Plant Sale
Donate it to the Banook Canoe Club’s upcoming Yard and Plant Sale.  When: Saturday May 13th 8 am – noon. Where: Corner
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