Welcome to Dildo, a small township in the Canadian province of Newfoundland. Dildoe Island was first recorded in 1711 but the origins of its racy name are shrouded in mystery. Some think it may be a bastardisation of ile d’eau, because of the area’s freshwater springs.
Since 2019 there has been a sign bearing the township’s name in Hollywood style, high up on a hillside above the bay. It has proven to be a tourist attraction as visitors are keen to get that perfect shot.
However, the Local Service District of Dildo has had to warn the more enthusiastic of its guests that hiking up the hill to the sign is dangerous. Whilst they are welcome to view and snap the sign from a distance, access to it is through private property and they would be trespassing.
The price of fame!