Scottish place names in canada

This is a list of placenames in Scotland that have been applied to parts of Canada by Scottish emigrants or explorers.

For Nova Scotian names in Scottish Gaelic (not necessarily the same as the English versions) see Canadian communities with Scottish Gaelic speakers and Scottish Gaelic placenames in Canada

Note that, unless otherwise stated, province names are not Scottish.


British Columbia


Rural municipalities -

  • Argyle
  • Armstrong
  • Cameron
  • Clanwilliam
  • Glenwood
  • Grahamdale
  • Lorne
  • Macdonald
  • Minto
  • Morton
  • Rossburn
  • St Andrews
  • Strathcona
  • Strathclair
  • Stuartburn

New Brunswick

Glenlevit Glencoe Dundee

Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia

"Nova Scotia" is the Latin for New Scotland

Northwest Territories

The Northwest Territories also contain three places with Scottish surnames: Fort Simpson, Fort McPherson and Rae (Although now collectively known with Edzo as Behchoko).



Prince Edward Island



The town of Coronach was originally named after a horse; however, the original meaning of coronach is a Gaelic lament.


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