15 of the strangest place names in Canada


From sea to sea, Canada is the second largest country by land mass. According to Canadian Immigration, Ontario alone has 444 individually named towns and cities, which means that when judging “strangest names,” we have a lot to work with. With a history rooted in Aboriginal and French culture, these odd names generally honour one of a few categories: food and drink, human or animal anatomy, and even sexual innuendo. When scouring the names of our landmarks, towns, cities, and bodies of water, there is no shortage of off- or strange-sounding names, though it has to be mentioned that the East Coast and Newfoundland are home to some of the weirdest.


Swastika, Ontario.

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