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 Portugal – Week 2
The second week was very similar to the first, however the weather cooled off with Thursday morning being the coldest
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Hello from Portugal – Day 6
Another beautiful day in Portugal the athletes were going to have a short practice in the morning so we would
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Hello from Portugal – Day 4 & 5
As the week progresses the weather just keeps getting better, cool mornings and around 25C in the afternoons. Pedro explained
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Hello from Portugal – Day 3
Day 3 of training and it’s a short one. After a bit of a sleep in, the athletes hit the
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Hello from Portugal – Day 2
Day 2 started with a run through the forest followed by a good paddle. The wind had picked up a
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Hello from Portugal – Day 1
Team Banook landed in sunny Portugal around noon on Sunday. The driver from the resort picked us up and headed
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War Canoe Fundraising Kickoff
Banook is happy to announce that we will be setting up a fundraising project with the National Sport Trust Fund
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Lake Banook during Nationals 2016
Presidents Message – January 2017
Happy New Year!   A lot has happened this past year and I thought it would be good to provide
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