Congrats to Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!
According to the province’s toponymy (study of place names) commission, the “haha” part of the name is an archaic French word for an unexpected obstacle, or abruptly ending path and may refer to nearby Lake Temiscouata.
The town is on page 161 of the 2018 edition of the book of records which was released in August.
This lead us to wonder, what are the best most unusual places names you’ve ever come across?
Here’s a roundup of some of our favourites from the prairies. Saskatchewan you’ve got some crazy names!
Manitoba – Finger, Flin Flon, Snowflake, Bacon Ridge
Saskatchewan – Climax, Cadillac, Eyebrow, Smuts, Forget, Xena
Alberta – Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump, Vulcan, Westward Ho, Cereal
Honourable mentions to Dildo, Newfoundland or Stoner, B.C., or how about Punkeydoodles Corners, Ontario and Mushaboom Nova Scotia. Here’s a great list complied by a comic.