Canucks are full of surprises. From the wacky people who live here to our sometimes controversial food preferences, those stereotypically ‘odd’ quirks that other countries are always parodying on TV – well, we’d be lying if we said that they were totally false. That’s not to say that we’re ashamed to put pineapple on pizza, ketchup on our chips or even strange names on unsuspecting towns! In fact, just between us coasts, here are 5 of our favourite towns that you might not even believe exist in Canada.
Live long and prosper! With a humble population of 1,917, Vulcan, Alberta has actually become a provincial hot-spot for sci-fans. From parades to a replica Starship Enterprise and even an entire museum dedicated to Star Trek, it’s pretty clear that this town is proud to share a name with Spock’s home planet.
Saint-Louis-Du-Ha!Ha! is by far the country’s most enthusiastic sounding city – in fact, it’s even solidified a place in the Guinness Book Of World Records for the town with the most exclamation points in its name. No one is actually sure why exactly the punctuation was added, but it’s definitely put them on the map (pun intended) for tourists looking for something unique. Unfortunately, despite its lively moniker, the most exciting thing that you’ll probably find here are the signs reminding you where you are… because it’s small. Like, the population of 1,300 small.
PUNKYDOODLES CORNERS, ONTARIO
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25 minutes from the University of Waterloo, you’ll find Punkydoodles Corners. This town might be teeny-tiny, but man does its name pack a punch. Again, unfortunately, why it bears such a cutsie title is unknown. Some believe that it was once the home of a popular inn-keeper that would greet new-comers with his rendition of “Yankee-Doodle.” Others believe it was a nickname given to one of its first settlers, a pumpkin farmer who often complained about his wife.
The Yukon city of Dawson has remained largely untouched since the goldrush – which is magical, strange and unreal. With well-kept old-timey buildings and residents who are very proud of their heritage – a vacation to this adorable town will have you swearing up and down that you’ve died and gone back in time.
If there’s one town in Canada that we can confirm has a sense of humour, it’s Dildo. From their town song, explicit shop names and to their Hollywood-esque sign, proudly displaying the town’s name – it’s clear that they are WELL aware that it’s hilarious. Don’t agree? That’s alright because Jimmy Kimmel does. The comedian even ran for mayor in 2019 – sending his on-screen sidekick Guillermo to mingle with its residents.
Well, there you have it, friends. 5 towns that you might not even believe exist in Canada. Did any of these surprise you? Let us know! Heck, maybe take a day trip over to one of them if you’re close enough. We’ve got the time!