Lake Banook & Lake MicMac
Facing West - View in westerly direction from The Admiral Long Term Care Centre towards Prince Albert Road, Highway 111 and Mic Mac Mall.
Lake Banook is named for the Mi’kmaq phrase for “first lake”, as it is the first lake in the system that later became the Shubenacadie Canal. The Mi’kmaq people were the first to navigate the waters of Lake Banook. Hockey was played on Lake Banook as early as 1827, and certainly by 1850. Lake Banook is home to three sprint canoe/kayak clubs, Banook Canoe Club, Senobe Aquatic Club, and Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club, as well as North Star Rowing. These clubs have developed multiple Olympians, National Champions, and World Championship team members. Lake Banook has an international-level course for canoe racing, as well as a official’s tower and grandstands. Lake Banook has hosted many world-class competitions, including the canoe/kayak and rowing events at the inaugural Canada Summer Games in 1969, the World Junior Canoe Championships in 1989, the Senior World Championship in 1997, the World Marathon Championship in 2001, and the Senior World Championships in 2009. The Admiral is a state of the art level 2 nursing care facility catering to those who require assistance in performing their activities of daily living. Clients of The Admiral live in one of five beautifully decorated neighbourhoods, where they have immediate access to a common area kitchen, living and dining area, and SPA. Each neighbourhood also has access to a beautifully landscaped secure garden area where residents are able to safely enjoy the paved walking paths and raised flower beds. A hair salon, library, physiotherapy and occupational therapy exercise room and a doctor’s clinic are also available on site for the comfort and convenience of residents and those who care for them.