15 of the strangest place names in Canada


Ball’s Falls, Ontario

In the early 19th century, brothers John and George Ball bought 1,200 acres of land in the Niagara Region. The land, which is now a Conservation Area, was presumably named at a time when puns and innuendo were less widespread. Ball’s Falls is now considered part of Jordan, Ontario, and features two waterfalls (the lower is 90 feet high), as well as historical domestic and industrial buildings, including the original Ball house.

Photo by Inside Niagara Live