8 longest place names in Canada - Macleans.ca

8 longest place names in Canada

Try to get locals to say these names three times fast



Trying to ask for directions to these places will be more than a mouthful:

1. Dysart, Dudley, Harcourt, Guilford, Harburn, Bruton, Havelock, Eyre and Clyde (Township in Ontario)

2. Cape St. George-Petit Jardin-Grand Jardin-De Grau-Marches Point-Loretto (community in Newfoundland and Labrador)

3. L’Annonciation-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie-de-Nazareth (parish in Quebec)

4. Stanley Bridge, Hope River, Bayview, Cavendish and North Rustico (municipality in Prince Edward Island)

5. L’Immaculée-Conception-de-la-Bienheureuse (parish in Quebec)

6. Cours d’eau du Cordon des Terres des Sixième et Septième Rangs (stream in Quebec)

7. Cours d’eau de la Concession Sud-Est du Rang Saint-David (stream in Quebec)

8. Décharge des Neuvième Dixième et Onzième Concessions (stream in Quebec)

Source: Natural Resources Canada


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8 longest place names in Canada

  1. That’s because nobody has enough brains to give up a place-name, even when it no longer has any meaning.

    • If they haven’t given it up, that means it still has meaning to someone.

      • It’s a place name…nothing more.

        • And place names have meaning. Duh.

          • Facinating that our ancestors travelled around the world, moved across the ocean, faced a wilderness, met with a native culture they didn’t understand, went through blizzards, dealt with bears….and today we can’t bear to part with a place name?

          • Fascinating that you cannot understand the concept of sentiment. It is a luxury we have that our ancestors didn’t.

          • We can’t afford sentiment anymore than they could.

            However you and your crowd are such delicate flowers I notice, that you have perfectly ordinary comments removed. LOL


  2. The last three appear to be descriptions of streams rather than actual place names. This is like describing the St Lawrence as “The discharge of water draining portions of the provinces of Ontario and Québec, plus portions of several northern US states.” The three streams in this list have long “names” only because they don’t actually have real names.