It’s the holidays. Time for hot chocolate, eggnog, and learning interesting festively facts about Canada.
Our vast land has many different towns and cities, all with very different names. In fact, Canada has about 350,000 official place names, according to the Canadian Encyclopedia.
“These include names of populated places, water bodies (e.g. lakes) and geographical features (e.g. mountains),” states the Encyclopedia. “Canadian place names have a variety of origins, including Aboriginal languages, royalty, famous people and religion.”
And every winter, Stats Canada releases a list of some of the most festively named places in the country.
Santa is sure to visit these places across Canada. Check out the wintery names below.
Festively named places in Canada
- Candyville, Ontario
- Christmas Island, Nova Scotia
- Christ-Roi, Quebec
- Cranberry Junction, BC
- Ice Lake, Ontario
- Gift Lake, Alberta
- Noëlville, Ontario
- Reindeer Station, Northwest Territories
- Sled Lake, Saskatchewan
- Snowflake, Manitoba
- Snow Lake, Manitoba
- Snowball, Ontario
- Turkey Point, Ontario
- Winterland, Newfoundland and Labrador