This partial list of provicial and territorial nicknames in Canada compiles the aliases, sobriquets and slogans that the provinces and territories are known by (or have been known by historically), officially and unofficially, to provincial and territorial governments, local people, outsiders or their tourism boards or chambers of commerce.

Provincial and territorial nicknames can help in establishing a provincial or territorial identity, helping outsiders recognize a community or attracting people to a community because of its nickname; promote provincial or territorial pride; and build community unity. They are also believed to have economic value, but their economic value is difficult to measure.

Some unofficial nicknames are positive, while others are derisive. The unofficial nicknames listed here have been in use for a long time or have gained wide use.


  • "The Princess Province"
  • "The Energy Province"
  • "The Sunshine Province"

British ColumbiaEdit

  • "The Pacific Province"


  • "Land of the Living Skies"
  • "The Wheat Province"


  • "The Keystone Province"



  • "La Belle Province" (French for "The Beautiful Province")

New BrunswickEdit

  • "The Picture Province"
  • "The Loyalist Province"

Nova ScotiaEdit

  • "The Land of Evangeline"
  • "Canada's Ocean Playground"

Prince Edward IslandEdit

  • "Spud Island"
  • "Million Acre Farm"
  • "The Garden Province"
  • "Abegweit"
  • "Minegoo"
  • "The Island"

Newfoundland & LabradorEdit

  • "The Rock"

Northwest TerritoriesEdit

  • "Canada's Last Frontier"
  • "Land of the Polar Bear"
  • "North of Sixty"


  • "The Land of the Midnight Sun"


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