Lake Banook

Lake Banook
Dartmouth, NS

Type: Beaches
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Lake Banook is a picturesque lake located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is part of the Shubenacadie Canal system and is known for its scenic beauty, recreational opportunities, and vibrant paddling community.

Covering an area of approximately 1.5 square kilometers, Lake Banook is a popular destination for kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, and rowing. The lake's calm waters, scenic shoreline, and surrounding greenery make it an ideal spot for both leisurely paddling and competitive racing.

Lake Banook is home to the Banook Canoe Club, one of the oldest and most prestigious paddling clubs in Canada. The club has a rich history of producing world-class athletes and hosting national and international paddling competitions, including canoe sprint and dragon boat races.

In addition to its paddling activities, Lake Banook also offers opportunities for swimming, fishing, and picnicking along its sandy shores. The lake is surrounded by parks and walking trails, providing visitors with additional recreational amenities and opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the area.

Throughout the year, Lake Banook hosts a variety of events, races, and festivals that attract paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts from near and far. These events include the Lake Banook Regatta, the Atlantic Division CanoeKayak Canada Championships, and the Dragon Boat Festival, among others.

Overall, Lake Banook is a beloved destination for paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts seeking to enjoy the beauty of Nova Scotia's waterways. Whether you're looking to paddle, race, or simply relax by the water, Lake Banook offers a memorable and enjoyable experience for visitors of all ages and skill levels.

Besides this beach, there is one more beach listed in Dartmouth. There's also nine attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of Lake Banook on the map above.

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