Strange Canadian Place Names

Posted by on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

If you ever travel across Canada you'll notice some strange place names. Here are just a few.

Nottawa, Ontario
Just minutes from Collingwood, south on highway 24 is this lovely little village.

Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!, Quebec
A parish municipality in the Témiscouata Regional County Municipality in Quebec, near the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River

Osoyoos, British Columbia
Osoyoos is the southern-most town in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia between Penticton and Omak. Near the border with Washington state, the town is also adjacent to the Indian Reserve of the Osoyoos Indian Band.

Mushaboom, Nova Scotia
Rural community located on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia

Seven Persons, Alberta
In Cypress County. It is located approximately 20 kilometres southwest of Medicine Hat.

Regina, Saskatchewan
Actually, Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, named it after her mother, the Queen Victoria Regina.

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Located in south-central Saskatchewan. Residents of Moose Jaw are known as Moose Javians.

Herring Neck, Newfoundland
Located at the northeastern extremity of New World Island.

Punkeydoodles Corners, Ontario
Located in southwestern Ontario. It is an unincorporated hamlet. The town is known for its strange name and frequent sign theft.

Heart’s Desire, Newfoundland
Located between Heart’s Content and Heart’s Delight, this town got its name from its scenic views.



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