A Short List of Oddly Named Canadian Places And Towns

Last week, American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel’s quest to become mayor of Dildo, Newfoundland drew unprecedented attention to the small Newfoundland hamlet, but it’s definitely not the only place in Canada with an unintentionally funny name. How about…

Blow Me Down Provincial Park, Newfoundland

Spread Eagle, NewfoundlandConveniently located just a 20-minute drive from Dildo!

Come By Chance, NewfoundlandFun fact: there’s also a Come By Chance in Australia.

Saint-Louis-du-Ha!-Ha!, Quebec

There are several possible reasons for the town’s name, but it likely a garbled version of the Huron word “ahaha,” which means road. It’s the only place in the world with two exclamation marks in its name, a fact that’s won the town a Guinness World Record.

And out west…

Eyebrow, Saskatchewan

The village is named after an eyebrow-shaped hill called, appropriately enough, Eyebrow Hill.

Elbow, Saskatchewan

Named after its location, at the elbow of Lake Diefenbaker.

Climax, Saskatchewan

Climax, Saskatchewan got its name from the Minnesota hometown of some of the people who settled in Saskatchewan in the early 20th century. (Climax, Minn. was apparently named after a chewing tobacco company.)

Story source: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/funny-canadian-place-names

Image source: https://imgur.com/gallery/sAiM0cL

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