Red Head Cove actually takes its name from the reddish coloured headlands to its north.
2. Balls Falls, Ontario
If you’re looking for beautiful Balls Falls, roll on over to the picturesque Niagara region of southern Ontario. Featuring an amazing ghost town (dating back to the 1800s), and truly scenic conservation areas, this hilariously named waterfall doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of Balls Falls’ regional appeal. Let’s just hope it wasn’t named after a particularly unfortunate accident.
3. Vulcan, Alberta
Vulcan doesn’t actually take its name from Star Trek’s Spock (no doubt to the dismay of nerds the world over), but that hasn’t stopped Trekkies from congregating in this southern Albertan town. Hoping to make the most out of its popular name, Vulcan has since created a Star Trek tourist station and Starship Enterprise replica, drawing countless dedicated fans for a one-of-a-kind photo op.
4. Crotch Lake, Ontario
Poking fun at its name is a shot below the belt, especially since Crotch Lake gives plenty of reasons to visit the nether regions of the North Frontenac Park Lands. Get in touch with your Canadian roots on a wilderness hike, visit one of the 77 nearby campsites, or have a swim in the crystal clear waters. Either way, you’ll likely feel compelled to dive headfirst into the Crotch Lake experience.
5. Swastika, Ontario
Named after a train station built in 1908 (well before Nazi Germany), Swastika has somehow resisted changing to reflect the times. Unlike Ontario’s Town of Berlin (which later became Kitchener during WW1), Swastika’s name has no doubt lead to many awkward interactions with alarmed out-of-towners.
6. Dildo, Newfoundland
Another raunchy town name that has no connection to its modern interpretation, Dildo’s name dates back to the 1700s, when the term may have referred to a pin placed in a rowboat, or a type of shrub. Despite campaigns to have the name changed, Dildo’s name has managed to persevere which is pretty hilarious.
7. Climax, Saskatchewan
Despite an innuendo-laden name, Climax is really just a beautiful town full of friendly Canadians and lovely, scenic countryside. On the other hand, the opposite side of the Climax road sign says “Come again,” so maybe its cheeky reputation is well deserved.
8. Saint-Louis-Du-Ha!-Ha!, Quebec
Saint-Louis-du-Ha!-Ha! is an actual parish municipality near the southeast tip of Quebec. Some say the strange name was derived from a First Nations’ word, while others claim Ha! Ha! comes from the sound of exclamation made at the sight of a nearby lake. All can agree Saint-Louis-du-Ha!-Ha! makes absolutely no sense.
9. Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia
10. Conception Bay, Newfoundland
If this bay is rocking, don’t come a-knockin! Yet another strangely named Newfoundland destination, Conception Bay is thought to be titled after the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Sadly, the only noteworthy penetration to occur at Conception Bay happened during WW2, when cargo ships carrying locally-mined ore were torpedoed by Nazi U-boats.
Source: Readers Digest Canada