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6 Canadian places with downright spooky names

Friday, October 30th 2020, 9:29 am - Despite their spooky-sounding names, these places are pretty darn nice.

6. DEADMAN'S BAY, NEWFOUNDLAND

Deadmans Bay NL UGC - 33611442 - Jane Chaulk - Nov 2018 High tides in Deadman's Bay in November 2018. Photo uploaded to The Weather Network by Jane Chaulk.

Deadman's Bay was established around 1845 with a population of 24 people, most of them fishers. Located on the Straight Shore of Bonavista Bay near Lumsden, the small community is close to fishing grounds. Exposed sandy shores also make the area a prime spot for harsh fall storms.

In 2016, 130 people lived in the bay, according to Statistics Canada.

5. GORE, QUEBEC

WIKIPEDIA - Gore Gore, Quebec. Courtesy: P199/Wikipedia.

Despite the name, Gore is a picturesque community, located in the Laurentian Mountains, and surrounded by mountains, streams, and lakes. The township was established in 1840 and most likely named after Francis Gore, who served as Upper Canada's Lieutanant-Governor between 1806-1811 and from 1815-1817.

4. SERPENT RIVER, ONTARIO

Serpent river ontario UGC A peaceful scene in Serpent River, Ontario on September 24, 2020. Uploaded to The Weather Network by James Perkins.

The Serpent River First Nation is an Anishinaabe First Nation in Ontario, located between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury.

It's home to Kennebec Falls, a local tourist attraction that's great for bird watching.

3. BLOODVEIN, MANITOBA

bloodvein - Wikipedia Aerial view of Bloodvein, taken in 2003. Courtesy: TimKal/Wikipedia.

The Bloodvein First Nation can be found on the east side of Lake Winnipeg, along Manitoba's Bloodvein River.

The community was originally called "Blood River" a reference to a battle between two neighbourhing tribes, where blood flowed into the river. The Hudson Bay Company changed the name to Bloodvein in the early 1800s.

2. DEVIL'S GATE, ALBERTA

Devil's Gate is a First Nation reserve located in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, but Canadian census data suggests the area hasn't been populated for some time. A census taken in 2006 and another in 2011 lists the population as zero.

1. PHANTOM LAKE, BRITISH COLUMBIA

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Located near Squamish, Phantom Lake is a stunning, emerald green body of water, which feeds into nearby glaciers Mt Jimmy Jimmy and Tzoonie Mountain. On the other end, water trickles down a waterfall.

The site, which is nestled between mountain peaks and valleys, is a popular tourist attraction.

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