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

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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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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