True names

What Canadian locations could have been called.

Cartographers Stephan Hormes and Silke Peust have traced the original meanings of Canada, its provinces, lakes, rivers and more, and laid it out on a map. The results, gathered in the Atlas of True Names, are interesting: British Columbia, for example, would be “Doveland of the Tattooed” while Quebec is “Land of the Narrow Waters.”

That being said, don’t start punching the names into your GPS just yet. Even the creators acknowledge not all translations are definitive, and ask us to simply “Take a look at the world through fresh eyes.”







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