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

Annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale
 Banook Canoe Club is holding its Annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale on  Sunday, December 2 Saturday, December 3 Saturday,
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We Won! – Vote to help the Paddling Clubs on Lake Banook Secure Funds
UPDATE Dec 9, 2017 –Thank you District 5 residences who supported our project proposal on Nov 7th. Because of your
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Welland – Nationals Day 2
After 2 days of k1 competitions we are all very proud of our teams results. Alex Canning is having an
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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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