15 of the strangest place names in Canada


Dildo, Newfoundland and Labrador

A quick Google search of either “Dildo” or “weirdest place names” quickly (and thankfully) brings up this location in Northwestern Newfoundland every time. Dildo rarely goes unmentioned as one of the strangest, raunchiest, and most unfortunate place names worldwide. Historically, it is noted that the origin of the word “dildo” itself is not known, so finding the roots of the moniker proves difficult, though the less than 1,200 residents (known as Dildoians) don’t seem to mind.