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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  • Lake Banook is a Great Lake for many reasons. If you just want to drop in to paddle board or canoe, your journey will take you to their lakes. It's a busy lake in the summer. If you just want to sit a...  more »
  • We came here as a goodbye to Halifax/Dartmouth heading home. I was surprised that nobody was here with us. The views are pretty nice, and there seems to be a quite expensive looking suspension bridge ...  more »
  • If you want to picnic you will have plenty of room here. Sit by the lake and watch the activities or bring your kayak. There is a board walk along the lake and a green space to relax and simply enjoy ...  more »
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  • A great place to watch canoe races and walk around. Scenery worth the visit.

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