Do you think that the town you live in has a weird or bizarre name? By the time you reach the end of this article, you will realize that your town doesn’t even come close to qualifying as a weird name. There are all kinds of reasons why certain towns ended up with rude and crude names, including language barriers. Below is a list of the top 10 strangest Canadian town names.
10. Conception Bay, Newfoundland
This town is named after the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. During World War 2, a lot of penetration took place here when armed ships came around and fired torpedoes.
9. Shag Harbor, Nova Scotia
This name comes from an alleged close encounter with a UFO. People say that a UFO crashed into the ocean nearby and so the town was named.
8. Saint-Louis-Du-Ha!-Ha!, Quebec
This is a small religious community close to the southeast tip of Quebec. There are many theories explaining how this name came about. We think that the name makes no sense and no one in their right mind would have named an entire town this.
7. Climax, Saskatchewan
This is a town full of friendly people and beautiful scenic countryside. On the funny side of things, the other side of town on the road which leads out of the town is a sign reading “come again”, which if you ask us must be quite deliberate.
6. Dildo, Newfoundland
This is another town which has a raunchy name, but has no connection to the modern interpretation of the word. The town was named way back in the 1700s and despite numerous campaigns to change the name, it has managed to stick (no pun intended).
5. Swastika, Ontario
You are never going to hear someone with a serious face say “Swastika is the best name for a town”. So it begs the question what led to this name. In reality, the town was named in 1908, well before Nazi Germany came into existence.
4. Crotch Lake, Ontario
Numerous puns can be made out of this oddly named lake which is situated in the nether regions of the North Frontenac Park Lands. Contrary to what people might be inclined to think, given the name of the lake, the water is crystal clear.
3. Vulcan, Alberta
We hate it to break it to the nerds across the world, but Vulcan was not named after Star Trek’s Spock. In an attempt to make the most out of its name, Vulcan built a Star Trek themed tourist station which brings many Trekkies together every year.
2. Balls Falls, Ontario
Head over to the beautiful Niagara region of southern Ontario to see the scenic waterfall named Balls Falls. We sincerely hope that this was not named after a particularly unfortunate incident. There is also an abandoned town from the 1800s nearby.
1. Red Head Cove, Newfoundland
The headlands of reddish color to the north of the town are the reason why Red Head Cove is so named. Do not think of it as the place where red heads gather to discuss important issues (like where to get the best deals on sunblock from).