Baker & Taylor Explains the origins of notable and unusual geographical names in Canada, including terms commemorating animals, ships, physical features, the various peoples who live in Canada, famous individuals, and even names given in error.
How do places get their names? Most of us probably don’t give much thought to place names until we stumble across one that’s really unusual, funny, or surprising! From Flin Flon to Mount St. Nicholas; Lake Cinderella to Black Jack’s Cove; Moose Jaw to Nunavut to Joe Batt’s Arm, with many, many stops along the way, Let’s Call It Canada asks and answers that question with a fun- and fact-filled collection of amazing stories behind the place names of our country.
From the naming of our country and each of the provinces and territories, right down to the naming of every tiny creek, vast mountain, or secluded town, there is a story to be told. Uncovering these tales is a fascinating journey into the past, into the people, the landscapes, and the events that made this country what it is. Let’s Call It Canada has selected the very best of these stories and through them emerges an amazing, multi-layered look at the people, culture, geography, wildlife, and history of our country.