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The 10 funniest and most bizarre town names in Canada

A very large percentage of the town names in Canada are totally ridiculous. Some will make you smile or chuckle, others will make you blush, and the rest will probably just have you scratching your head. 

Here are some funny and bizarre town names in Canada. 

Punkeydoodles Corners, Ontario

This small hamlet is known for its quirky name and frequent sign theft. Legends say a local innkeeper was given the name Punkey Doodle after mispronouncing the words of the song Yankee Doodle. No matter where the name actually comes from, it's not hard to see why the sign is constantly being stolen.

Love, Saskatchewan 

The name alone makes the 100-person village of Love worthy of a visit. Canada Post has even given the town its own unique “Teddy Bear” postmark, which is a teddy bear holding a heart. Thousands of pieces of mail go through the post office each year to receive the unique postmark and are then sent on to their final destination. 

Dildo, Newfoundland

Though no actual affiliation with its modern definition, the town has received a lot of attention for its unusual name. Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel was made honorary mayor of Dildo after featuring the town in his late night show. He also gifted the community its very own Hollywood-style sign. 

Vulcan, Alberta

Though the town was definitely around before Star Trek, the popular space series has redefined tourism for Vulcan. There's now a replica of the Star Ship Enterprise next to a space ship-shaped Visitor Centre. The town even holds an annual ‘trekkie’ convention, with hundreds of people coming as their favourite characters. 

Climax, Saskatchewan 

If it wasn't for the grain elevators, you'd probably miss this little town with only 100 residents. Though small, this town with the unique name is known and loved throughout Saskatchewan. 

Crotch Lake, Ontario 

Crotch is one of the largest and most accessible lakes in North Frontenac Parklands. Situated smack between the two legs of a lake, this town name actually makes a lot of sense, though still a little strange.

Forget, Saskatchewan 

You could say the name of this town is something of a self-fulfilling prophecy. With just one operating business, a church and some abandoned buildings, the tiny, two-block settlement of Forget (prounounced for-jay) can be easy to miss. 

Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!, Quebec 

Yes, this is a real town. Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! has even made it into the Guinness World Record for having the most exclamation marks in a town name. It's the only town in the world with two in its name. 

Red Head Cove, Newfoundland

Red Head Cove wasn't inhabited by redheads; it's actually the legacy of a reddish headland located to the north of the town. Tucked between Bay de Verde and Grates Cove, you can get the best views of Baccalieu Island Ecological Reserve from Red Head Cove.

Fertile, Saskatchewan

The name of this town is slightly ironic, considering its small population count of only 50 people. In fact, this ghost town is mostly now just supported by surrounding farm families and only has a community hall and post office left open. 

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