It's been almost 10 years since the Scout Report first cast its roving eye onto the Canadian Geographical Names website, but it seemed right to take a second look at the site and report back to our dedicated readers. To begin, geographical names are officially vetted and authorized by the Geographical Names Board of Canada (GNBC), which has been in existence since 1897. Visitors can then proceed to query their online database to find out more detailed information by searching the contents by name, point coordinates, and other fields. One of the highlights of the site is definitely the education section, which provides the detailed origins of Canada's geographical names, including its provinces, the various cities in the country, and of course, the various indigenous place names. Geographers, historians, and the generally curious will appreciate this site, especially the feature titled "The real story of how Toronto got its name".
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