Austenville Owls Club
A Rental Facility on Lake Banook
  • Beautiful Lake Banook backdrop to Wedding Ceremony
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen Facilities
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  • Parking on Property and Street
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  • Overlooking Lake Banook with Balconies
  • Great location for Tent Set Up Arrangement
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34 Oakdale Cres
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3A 2L8

  Rental Information:

(902) 401-2810

  Members Number

(902) 463-6457

Web: www.owlsclub.ca
Email: info@owlsclub.ca

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Owls Club Community Contributions

Historic Dartmouth Photos

(75 Seating, 130 Standing : from $125 to $375 depending on event requirements)

BBQ's available

Lakeside Lawn 

Normal Cleanup 

Wheelchair accessibilty 

Deck, Float, Private Beach 

Renovated New Full Kitchen   

Bar Services available  

Audio-Visual Technology available  

Coffee/Tea available  

Free Parking available

Access to Catering Services





Corporate Meetings


Private Functions




- To complete the online information "Rental Request" form, select that tab above.
- Click here to view and print the Rental Form including Terms and Conditions.
- For Hall photos select "Gallery" tab above, then select any folder.


Welcome to Austenville Owls Club Website. Call Rentals Coordinator at 902-401-2810 for information on available dates for public rentals or corporate bookings. | |

Owls Club News

Owls Club Bursary Winners 2019


Austenville Owls Club Bursary Program 2019

The Austenville Owls Club is pleased to be able to offer two $1000.00 Bursaries to Dartmouth Students (Students must attend Dartmouth High or Prince Andrew High to qualify) who have met the qualifications of the program and who have been selected by their respective school to be an award winner. 

These Bursaries represent the commitment of the Austenville Owls Club to the youth in our community knowing that one day they will become leaders in their respective fields and give back to the community through volunteer work in an organization of their choice.

Nominations for these Bursaries should be directed to the applicable school for processing along with other candidates.

by: bill topic: Public Posted: 15-Jul-19 Mon
2019 Owls Club Bursary Winners
CARMAHN MAE LYN McCALLA – A graduate of Prince Andrew, Carmanhn has been very active in the community, including participation in the “Ujima Cultural Group” and the “Imhotep Legacy Academy” organizations that assist and support African Canadian students. Carmahn has also been actively involved in both musical and stage productions as both a backstage volunteer and an assistant at the “Emerging Lens Film Festival” and other similar events.
Carmahn plans to attend Dalhousie University to pursue a degree in “Applied Computer Science”. Her ambition is to develop software that assists and supports emerging artists and   performers.
MELINDA GOSBEE – A graduate of Dartmouth High, Melinda  has been active in the community through her volunteer work with the “Hantsport Community Center” including fundraising, parades, and Canada Day events and races.  
Melinda will be attending St. Mary’s University “Bachelor of Commerce” program. Her passion and ambition in pursuing education excellence as place her on the “Honor Roll” and the “Principle’s List” throughout her high school years

by: bill topic: Public Posted: 9-Jul-19 Tue
Owls Club




The concept of the creation of the Austenville Owls Club began in the early 1930's with its first official meeting in 1937 in its new Club House on Lake Banook.  The Club is fully accessible including the installation of  the Fraser Conrad Elevator, fully accessible handicapped access from the parking lot and new accessible washrooms.  The grounds of the Owls Club are fully landscaped along with a wharf and float to compliment the private beach on site.  We have a newly renovated and updated kitchen for the use of those renting the premises along with natural gas BBQ's. The Lakeview Room is ideal for Corporate Meetings and includes a complete A/V system available for use.  The members of the club are very proud of the high quality rental facility now available for public, private and corporate use seven days a week. Contact the Owls Club at 902-401-2810 or EMAIL: info@owlsclub.ca.

by: tim topic: Public Posted: 20-May-19 Mon
Owls Club Great Wedding Location


by: tim topic: Public Posted: 20-May-19 Mon
New President Elected



PRESIDENT JOHN KEATING shown following his election at the Austenville Owls Club on May 5th, 2019.  John has been a member of the Club since 1988 and lives in Dartmouth with his wife Heather.  He has served in a number of Executive Committee positions prior to his election as President.  He has a background in business in the Dartmouth region and his experience will be an asset to the Club as it moves forward to meet the needs of the membership and the Club's association with the community such as the Natal Day Parade, Lake City Works, Bosum Buddies and other community endeavours.  The membership welcome John Keating as their new President for 2019-2020.

The Austenville Owls Club welcomes the opportunity to make the club available for rentals, corporate meetings and other family or organizational gatherings on the beautiful Lake Banook.  See the Rental Application Form on the Club Website for futher information.

by: tim topic: Public Posted: 20-May-19 Mon
Modern Facilities Highlight Club Rentals

The Austenville Owls Club has become one the premier rental facilities in Dartmouth because of the high quality facilities and its unique location on the shores of Lake Banook.  Its grounds make a superb location with a stunning backdrop of the lake for outdoor weddings.  Its redesigned Lakeview Room and adjoining Kitchen Facilities are first class and form a key element in any rental of the premises.  The Owls Club is fully accessible from the parking lot as well as fully accessible washroom facilities.  The Lakeview Room is fully equipped with IT Services for corporate and private events.  For information on rentals and fees go to www.owlsclub.ca or call 902-401-2810.

Great location for large sit down dinners


Fully accessible services including parking and washroom facilities



Optional seating layouts for Public, Not For Profit, Family or Corporate Events  

Kitchen Facilities, Natural Gas 



by: tim topic: Public Posted: 24-Oct-18 Wed

Many interesting photographs have been taken of the region around Dartmouth.  Our Public News Blog will be featuring some of these photos.  While credits are not available we owe, as a community, a special thanks to those individuals who over many years took the time to capture our history through these wonderful photos.  Hopefully this trend will continue so in one hundred years others will see what we see today. 

Portland Street at Prince Albert Rd


Five Corners


 Portland Street Bell Bus Lines

Dartmouth Marine Slips

                                                                                                                                                     Ochterloney Street near Prince Albert Road



by: tim topic: Public Posted: 19-Aug-18 Sun
Bosum Buddies Home Base



Bosom Buddies is a group of women in Nova Scotia, living with breast cancer, who have decided to go against traditional thinking and become real examples of life after breast cancer.  Following the lead of the original Abreast in a Boat team in Vancouver, they have formed a dragon boat team, in which they race in festivals throughout Canada. 

But this isn’t only about paddling. Bosom Buddies is about educating people and letting them know they can make a difference. This is a story about a wonderfully positive response to a deadly disease. 

Most companies employ large numbers of women and one in nine of those women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. No one can ignore the statistics, but awareness about the quality of life after treatment needs to be raised. Bosom Buddies is trying to raise this awareness in the best possible way – by living their message.

Breast cancer can affect anyone, young or old, but THERE IS LIFE AFTER BREAST CANCER – active, fun, powerful, upbeat, vigorous life. Bosom Buddies are a 100% volunteer-based organization with a group vision to raise breast cancer awareness so that we can eventually find a cure and help people who are living with this disease.  For further info contact @bosombuddies.ca


 Proud Sponsors of Bosom Buddies



by: tim topic: Public Posted: 8-Aug-18 Wed

A fabulous site for rental that is right on Lake Banook where you can put your feet in the water or enjoy a picnic beside the Lake.  A small Boat Launch and Private Sandy Beach is also accessible.  Handicapped accessible M/F washrooms, access to Natural Gas BBQ.s and modern kitchen facilities.  Handicapped accessible parking to building and full IT services in the Lakeview Room.  Great location for public or private events, corporate meetings, non profit events and many other options.  Contact www.owlsclub.ca and review all of the options at the AUSTENVILLE OWLS CLUB ON LAKE BANOOK.  HIGHEST QUALITY AND MOST COMPETITIVE PRICING. Phone: 902-401-2810



by: tim topic: Public Posted: 5-Aug-18 Sun

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. Photos of the Owls Club facility are the property of the Austenville Owls Club. Use of any of these photos without the express written permission of the Owls Club Webmaster and Club Executive is not permitted. Through the owlsclub.ca website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of owlsclub.ca. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorsement of those websites. In no event will the Austenville Owls Club be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

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