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

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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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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