15 of the strangest place names in Canada


Happy Adventure, Newfoundland and Labrador

Arguably one of the most optimistic place names in Canada, Happy Adventure is just too good to resist. Imagine you’re north of St. John’s, cruising along the coast, when you see a sign indicating that you’re headed toward a “Happy Adventure.” The origin of the name is unknown, though apparently local tales suggest that the community was named after a 17th-century pirate’s ship.

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