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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  • A great place to sit along the shore and relax, enjoy a cuppa and the peacefulness and the beauty of the lake.  more »
  • Lake Bannok offers so much to the city of Dartmouth Nova Scotia. There so much to do. You can have a great walk along the lake via Prince Albert Road. Lots of places to sit and soak in thesurrounding ...  more »
  • We go Kayaking along the canal to the lake so peaceful. Also just a walk through the park to the canal lots of ducks and squirrels.  more »

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