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

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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