Chocolate Lake (Nova Scotia)

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Chocolate Lake
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia
Coordinates 44°38′19.9″N 63°37′19.9″W / 44.638861°N 63.622194°W / 44.638861; -63.622194Coordinates: 44°38′19.9″N 63°37′19.9″W / 44.638861°N 63.622194°W / 44.638861; -63.622194
Basin countries Canada
Surface elevation 25 m
Settlements Armdale, Halifax

Chocolate Lake is located in the Armdale, Nova Scotia neighbourhood of Halifax, Nova Scotia.[1] The lake is surrounded by many private homes as well as a Best Western hotel[2] and a city beach,[3] which is popular with local families in the summer.

This body of water is an artificial lake into which no aquatic species have been introduced.[citation needed] . However, swimmers have noticed minnows swimming along the edge of Chocolate Lake Beach. Although it is cited as contaminated,[4] the City of Halifax tests the water quality weekly. Lifeguards are also provided by the City in the summer[5] and swimming lessons are available.[6] The name is from the chocolate factory, one of many light industries that used to be on this little lake's shores. The lake formed after the locals quarried the rock .

Chocolate Lake is referenced in the Jenn Grant song titled Dreamer[7] at approximately 1:52.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robyn Young (2007-07-23). "Chocolate Lake closed:Popular beach is shut down because of high levels of bacteria". Metro Halifax. Retrieved 2008-03-31. 
  2. ^ http://www.chocolatelakehotel.com/
  3. ^ http://www.halifax.ca/rec/Beaches.html
  4. ^ Islam, M.R. (2008). Nature Science and Sustainable Technology Research Progress. Nova Publishers. p. 178. 
  5. ^ "Halifax Regional Municipality". 
  6. ^ "Halifax Regional Municipality" (PDF). 
  7. ^ Jenn Grant. 'Dreamer'. YouTube.com. 26 October 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhR0smh6jo4

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