Manitoba Communities: Beausejour (Town)
The municipality is named for a French phrase meaning “a good place” although various stories exist on how the name came to be applied. Most suggest it was a name given by railway officials who found high, dry ground here compared to low-lying, wetter areas surrounding it.
Search the MHS collection of biographies for ones connected to Beausejour:
Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.
We thank Dan Dugard and Ed Dubray for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 11 February 2022