Did you know that Expedia ranked Dartmouth as #18 among most active Canadian cities in 2017?
A healthy lifestyle leaves you feeling energetic and at a reduced risk of disease. One of the foundations for continuing good health is daily exercise.
Improve your health and well being by participating in the many recreational activities offered in Dartmouth.
Our 23 lakes in Dartmouth, City of Lakes, offer paddling, rowing, swimming, kayaking, windsurfing, water skiing, skating, sea-dooing and jetskiing.
Lake Banook is home to three paddling clubs and two rowing clubs. Our paddlers and rowers have brought home many medals from world-class competitions as well as national competitions.
Note: Most Dartmouth lakes are suitable for swimming, but not all lakes offer lifeguard service. Lifeguard service is provided at:
Birch Cove (end of Oakdale Cres.)
Penhorn Beach (Penhorn Dr.)
Maps of walking trails are available at HRM Recreation.
The Dartmouth Community Health Board is pleased to introduce the Dartmouth Recreation and Open Spaces Asset Map. Find all the free and accessible activities to keep you and your family active this year. Each colored icon represents a different activity or asset that will promote physical activity and well-being, We hope you have fun discovering new activities in Dartmouth!