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Canadian Encyclopedia: 30 oddball names of Canadian places

A list of 30 strange names of Canadian places, from The Canadian Encyclopedia’s 30th-anniversary compilation of what makes us proud to be Canadian


 

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, The Canadian Encyclopedia created 30 lists of 30 things that make us proud to be Canadian, from famous people and historic events, to iconic foods and influential artists.

Canada has about 350,000 official place names. These include names of populated places, water bodies (e.g. lakes) and geographical features (e.g. mountains). Canadian place names have a variety of origins, including Aboriginal languages, royalty, famous people and religion. Here are a few of the odder ones.

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Canadian Encyclopedia: 30 oddball names of Canadian places

  1. One glaring omission from Newfoundland, but I suppose that’s because this is a family magazine.

  2. I would like to add Dogs Nest in Ontario and Sicamus in B.C.

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