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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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  • This lake was the highlight of our stay in Dartmouth. We purposely found a place close to the lake. Our first morning did not disappoint, what a sunrise to experience by this lake!!! There were a few ...  more »
  • Great spot to visit! A very relaxing walk around the lake! You can watch canoe races in the Sumer! It has a picnic park! Kayak rentals as well and snacks! Right next to a large grocery store! So if yo...  more »
  • Lake Banook is a great place to go with your whole family or just by your self, the beaches as the best and the scenery is out of this world. They have different types of boat races in the summer and ...  more »