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This Town Called Dildo Is Actually Quite Picturesque

Oh, Canada.

After The New York Times introduced us to a town called Dildo over the weekend, we knew we had to dig up some photos and see if the place was worth a visit.

And as it turns out, the wee village of Dildo is much more than just a provocative name. Located on the Canadian island of Newfoundland, Dildo is a coastal fishing community as charming as they come:

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According to Conde Nast Traveler, nobody's totally sure where the name Dildo originated: It may have been a purposeful joke or simply a reference to a test tube-like implement, Atlas Obscura reports.

Popular activities in Dildo include the annual Dildo Days festival, where the town's approximately 1,200 residents welcome visitors for a celebration of all things local.

We recommend taking a plane or ferry to Newfoundland from mainland Canada, and venturing back to the mainland afterward for even more coastal views, castle tours and more.

Happy travels!

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