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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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  • Wonderful clean lake and easy access. Nice picnic area and close to the city. Parking area good and beautiful view of watching canoe club training young canoist while watching the sunset. So lucky to ...  more »
  • This is good place to walk ,run, bike or canoe around. We went for a walk the other day and noticed rather brave sounds out on the lake skating already. It is nice to have this ability to enjoy Lake B...  more »
  • Great place for water sports such as canoeing and kayaking in summer and skating and snowshoeing in winter. I love to go and watch the competitions on the lake but now traffic is so bad that I stay ho...  more »