7 Of Canada's Quirkiest, Strangest Small Towns

Every country has its quirky, fun little towns and Canada is no exception.

Every country has its quirky, fun little towns and Canada is no exception. The second largest country on Earth is home to countless interesting little towns, so it was certainly difficult to narrow it down to 7. These are our favorite little towns in Canada!

1. Flin Flon, Manitoba

What a name! Flin Flon is an old mining town that rests on the border with Saskatchewan. Flin Flon is an odd name for a good reason – it’s named after Flintabbatey Flonatin, a character from the fictional story The Sunless City. It’s home to just 5,000 people.

2. Forget, Saskatchewan

You won’t forget Forget! (And we’re willing to wager that residents of Forget, Saskatchewan are sick of that joke.”) This little town on the prairie of Saskatchetwan is interesting, not just for its name, but how “Forget” is pronounced! (for-jay) It’s home to some extremely old revived buildings, like the Ananda Arthouse. Forget is a sleepy little town dedicated to maintaining rural life.

3. Legal, Alberta

I know what you’re thinking: is it legal in Legal? The answer is: probably not. But maybe! Legal is a town of just 1,225 people surrounded by farms. It is closely connected with its agricultural history. It’s an artistic city, known as the French Mural Capital of Canada. 28 different murals adorn walls in Legal.

4. Nelson, British Columbia

Nelson is a larger town on this list, containing 10,000 people. It’s a bit of a hippie city. Its roots were once in its natural resources, mining and forestry. But these days, this little town a mere eight hour drive from Calgary or Vancouver, is more scenic than industrious. It’s a Mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, nature buffs, tree lovers, and hippie types.

5. Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

Rankin Inlet has only 2,500 residents, but it’s the second most populous city in Nunavut. Rankin is an artistic and spiritual community. It’s a transportation hub for the reason and one of the few places in the province you’ll get good cell phone service. It’s a popular spot for hiking and is very community oriented.

6. Victoria-By-The-Sea, Prince Edward Island

Victoria-By-The-Sea is, as you may have guessed, by the sea. It’s a small fishing village that only contains four blogs. It’s home to artists, creators, and fishers alike. This old village, which boasts a population of 200, is a great place to visit if cayaking and biking are your favorite activities.

7. Port Hope, Ontario

Port Hope, located just 100km east of Toronto, has one of Canada’s best-preserved 19th century downtowns. It’s like taking a big step back in time when you visit. It’s called the antique capital of Ontario and is an excellent place if you appreciate history or the outdoors. The town has a sturdy sense of humor, offering up an annual Float Your Fanny Down The Ganny celebration to locals and tourists alike. It’s really something.

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