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Lake Banook, Dartmouth

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.9/5 based on 50 reviews on the web
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 has many great features, It has a good park with a very good fresh water beach. This lake is very accessible via road, or transit. There are some good canoe/kayak clubs here as well. It also...  read more »
  • Looking for a great 5km run. The scenery around the lake is beautiful, great area for a quick run. Its also a safe area for a run. Parking at Governors Grove is great. 
  • Home of 3 great CKC canoe clubs and a National training centre, Lake Banook is my new favorite place to watch our athletes paddle and compete in Canada. The lake is surrounded by wonderful cottage sty...  read more »
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