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

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 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!   https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=15215&lan=1&cartlevel=1  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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