Newfoundland and Labrador

Jonny Harris is from the adorably-named Pouch Cove, N.L. but for its relatively small population, the Rock way over-indexes on giggle-worthy town names.

Nova Scotia

  • Balls Creek
  • Sober Island
  • Mushaboom
  • Lower Economy (there is also an Upper Economy — no word on its comparative financial ranking)

New Brunswick

  • Quispamsis (say it three times, really fast)
  • Cocagne


  • Cardigan (did you even know there was an Earl of Cardigan? Well now you do!)
  • Crapaud


  • Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! (Also bears the distinction of being the only town in the world with two exclamation points in its name.)
  • Mayo
  • Trois-Pistoles (yep, three of ’em)


  • Punkeydoodles Corners
  • Crotch Lake
  • Ball’s Falls
  • Wawa
  • Mono

Flin Flon Manitoba


  • Flin Flon (actually named after a science fiction character)
  • Finger
  • Bacon Ridge


  • Mosquito Grizzly Bears Head Lean Man (you just know there’s a good story in that name)
  • Climax
  • Moose Jaw
  • Eyebrow
  • Big Beaver
  • Urin (Where are you? Ur-in Saskatchewan!)


  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump (An actual place where Buffalo were run off a cliff by hunters and where one Aboriginal hunter met his head-smashy demise)
  • Dead Man’s Flats (are you getting the feeling that Alberta has a rough history?)
  • Vulcan (yes, Leonard Nimoy actually visited here)

Stoner B.C. map

British Columbia

One of our readers, Jason, wrote: “There is a town in BC that couldn’t decide if it wanted a laid back name or an aggressive name, so the townsfolk compromised: Chilliwack

  • Spuzzum (made famous in the ‘80s when ”Six Cylinder” in a song with the refrain “If you haven’t been to Spuzzum, you ain’t been anywhere”)
  • Skookumchuk
  • Stoner