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Lake Banook, Dartmouth
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Lake Banook is a freshwater lake located in Dartmouth within the Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada. It is home to three sprint canoe and kayak clubs, two rowing clubs, and a dragon boat club. It also has a claim to be the birthplace of ice hockey.LocationLake Banook's eastern shore is bordered by Prince Albert Road and its western shore fronts Crichton Park, a residential neighbourhood. At the south end of the lake is a lock mechanism leading to Sullivan's Pond. At the north end of the lake a bridge carries the Highway 111 expressway, informally known as the Dartmouth Circumferential Highway over its waters. The bridge also serves as a dividing line between Lake Micmac, also referred to as Second Lake.Birch Cove Beach is the only beach on the lake that is currently supervised. Another beach, Graham's Grove, was closed in the early-1990s, as a result of poor water quality stemming from the construction of the nearby "Mic Mac Par-clo", a large interchange connecting Highway 111, Trunk 7, and Route 318, which replaced the rotary previously on the site.
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  • Beautiful swimming, canoeing, walking trail around lake. So much to see, so much to do. Different coves/beaches. Always something going on! 
  • Wonderful place to walk and run, paddle and row. Lake Banook is a world class paddling lake and the facilities to learn are all around the Lake. 
  • What a great spot to watch the sun rise on a misty morning in Dartmouth or take in all the colours of the sunset on a beautiful evening. Whether its to dip in the lake on a hot summers day or to explo...  more »