30 "Only in Canada" Place Names

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, The Canadian Encyclopedia created 30 lists of 30 things that make us proud to be Canadian, from famous people and historic events, to iconic foods and influential artists.

Canada has about 350,000 official place names. These include names of populated places, water bodies (e.g. lakes) and geographical features (e.g. mountains). Canadian place names have a variety of origins, including Indigenous languages, royalty, famous people and religion.

For further reading see: Place names