St. Mary's Boat Club. Beautiful century-old homes dot the placid Northwest Arm, and the bench of a canoe is definitely the best seat from which to view them. On weekends from June through September, St. Mary's loans canoes for a maximum of one hour to adults 18 years and older and to younger certified canoeists. There's no charge, and the boat house is open from 11 am, with the last canoe pick up at 6 pm. Safety equipment is provided. 1641 Fairfield Rd., Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4E8. 902/490–4538.