Chocolate Lake is located in the Armdale neighbourhood of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The lake is surrounded by many private homes as well as a Best Western hotel and a city beach. As one of the nearest freshwater lakes near Downtown Halifax, Chocolate Late is popular with swimmers and local families during the summer months.
This body of water is an artificial lake into which no aquatic species have been introduced.. However, swimmers have noticed minnows swimming along the edge of Chocolate Lake Beach. Although it is cited as contaminated, the City of Halifax tests the water quality periodically. 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.
In the summer months, the beach is patrolled by lifeguards from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The city also provides changing rooms and washrooms. Other facilities near the beach include a tennis court, basketball courts, and a children's playground. There is also a municipally-run Chocolate Lake Recreation Centre on the opposite side of Herring Cove Road.
Chocolate Lake is referenced in the Jenn Grant song titled Dreamer at approximately 1:52.