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:
Go here for a list of historic sites in 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: 27 January 2023