Annual Canoe Race in Shubie Park

Fred Lynch / Arthur Weston Marathon Canoe Race

The Shubenacadie Canal had been a popular canoe racing venue since 1920.  That long history will be celebrated this year on 14 October, as canoe and kayak paddlers set off from Lock One in Lake Banook to race 16 km. to the top of Lake Charles, go around a turn buoy and then paddle back to Lake Banook in Dartmouth. The race includes two 400-metre portages through Shubie Park, the traditional spot for ‘pit crews’ to hand energy bars to their teams, take picture, or just cheer the paddlers on. The event is named after two former paddling champions on the lakes.

Start time: 10 am on October 14, 2017 at Lion’s Beach next to Lock One.

-Allan Billard