Membership & Registration 2019

last updated: Aug 31, 2019 – Online membership registrations have closed. Please contact our General Manager if you have any questions on our Fall/Winter/Spring programming

Located in the heart of Dartmouth, membership includes access to the club facilities, activities, and beach, along with both club membership fees and the paddling fees for the stated number of children.  Family memberships offer the freedom for the entire family to come down and enjoy the club regardless of age.

Membership also includes the following benefits:

  • Access to World Class Canoe and Kayak facility and World Class Coaching
  • No rainy days at Banook with its large gym and hall!
  • Lots of shelter outside from the sun
  • Large upper deck with the best view of Lake Banook
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • 2 Passes to Bring a Friend
  • Lifeguarded Beach during July and August (9am – 5pm)
  • “Open Wharf” (go for a paddle with coaches help) during Thursday Evening BBQ
  • Discounted Childcare
  • Discounted Program Fees
  • Discounted Event Prices
  • Discounted Facility Rentals
  • Discounted Registration Fees for Larger Families
  • Free Kiddie Canoe for children aged 4-7 years old

New members are always welcome!

Register online for this season. Please contact us for any questions.

Registration Fee Options

Individual Ages 13-24$610 *plus applicable fees  
Family: 1 ChildFamily membership + paddling registration for 1 child$720 *plus applicable fees
Family: 2 ChildrenFamily membership + paddling registration for 2 children$970 *plus applicable fees  
Family: 3 Children or moreFamily membership + paddling registration for 3 children or more $1020 *plus applicable fees
Ages 20+
Individual Membership + paddling registration for 1 from May 1st to October 31st $350-$390 *plus applicable fees
Ages 65+
Senior membership + paddling registration for 1 person from May 1st to October 31st $230-$270 *plus applicable fees

*Additional fees could include the following:

  • HST for Individual/Family/Masters/Senior memberships fees and paddling registration for ages 15+
  • CKC/ADCKC Competition fee for all paddlers registered in a paddling program.
  • The refundable volunteer fee, see more details below.

New for 2019Those 18-24 who register as individual members will receive a $100 discount towards their boat storage fee provided boat storage space is available and you are not participating in a paddling program.

Additional Options

Para Canoe/Kayak - Paddle All TBD
Banook Members Childcare (Child Care for Ages 6-12 in paddling programs) $80-$100 per week
Boat Storage (members only) $50 - $100
Summer Swimming Lessons, Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross $40 /up
Adult Learn to Paddle Program Returns! (Ages 20+) $60 /up
Canoe POLO! (Ages 15+)$80 /up

Social memberships

Includes access to the building, beach and social gatherings.  Best for families who want to introduce their children to the club prior to being of paddling age or for adult members who want access to the club without signing the whole family up.  The Family social membership also includes the Kiddie Canoe program for children.

However, the adult social memberships ($50) does not include access to swimming lessons, members childcare, or any paddling programs. A family or individual membership must be purchased.

Family Social$350*
Adult Social (19+)$50*

*HST not included on Social Membership registration fees.

Volunteer Fee

A refundable volunteer fee is required for all memberships. This fee is paid up front and refunded once volunteer hours are completed:   

  • A refundable volunteer fee of $50 for individual/masters/senior/social memberships.
  • A refundable volunteer fee of $100 for family memberships.

By volunteering only 5 hours over the year, you can reduce your individual/masters/senior/social membership by $50 and only 10 hours over the year can reduce your family membership by $100. Choose your options when registering.


Financial Assistance

Banook Canoe Club is a member of KidSport™ and qualifies for the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program.

KidSport™ is a national children’s program that helps kids overcome the financial barriers preventing or limiting their participation in organized sport. KidSport Nova Scotia provides funding of up to $300/year/child for sport registration and/or equipment.

Jumpstart Funds kids who want to get active. Kids who want to learn a new sport or activity. Kids who want to keep up a sport or activity they already enjoy. Kids aged 4 to 18 from families in financial need can receive funding to help with registration fees, equipment and/or transportation.

Payment Options

  1. Pay in full with Visa or MasterCard
  2. Email transfer *- If you wish to send an e-transfer to pay for the registration fee please complete the registration online as usual. You will need to tick the paying by cheque box to complete the registration process. Then send and email to Stephen Pottie (General Manager) at to advise that you are sending an e-transfer and include the password for the transfer at that time.
  3. EFT (electronic fund transfers) *- If you wish to have 4 regular payments withdrawn from your account on May 15th, June 15th, July 15th and August 15th, please email a picture of a void cheque to Stephen Pottie (General Manager) at

*Both 2 & 3 require you to select the “cheque” box when you get to payment section.

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