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Chapter 8: Southern Hamlets, Villages, and Towns

8.47: Beausejour

The Town of Beausejour (population 2,823 in 2006) is located in eastern Manitoba, about 45 km northeast of Winnipeg. Although the CP line 1 runs east-southeast/west-northwest through town, roads are oriented in harmony with the DLS system. The main commercial street, Park Avenue 2, is located along the fourth baseline of the DLS between townships 12 and 13. North/south roads on either side of the baseline are not continuous across it; and the jog at Park Avenue 3 is a chance result rather than a systematic jog as on either side of a correction line. The roads along section lines in the west 4 and to the east of town 5 are exceptions. Most of the town, especially in the north, has a grid pattern, although some roads close to the railway line 6 are parallel to it and some bays 7, and circles 8 are seen in the south. The latter are newer developments. A small trailer park is seen in the northwest 9. Many large buildings 10, probably stores, are located along Park Avenue. Two elevators 11 are located on the railway line.

Various individual items of infrastructure can be identified:

a)  A school 12 can be seen, with a racetrack to the east 13.

b)  A large building 14 just north of the elevators, may be an arena.

c)  A Y-shaped building 15 south of the railway line, near the elevators, may be a hospital.

d)  Another large building in the south 16 may be a hotel/motel (Beausejour is the gateway to “cottage country” to the east).

e)  In the southeast is a large sports complex which includes: four baseball diamonds 17; two large buildings 18 which may house curling rinks (Beausejour has played host to Zone and Provincial Bonspiels); a blue area 19 which may be an outdoor pool; and in the extreme southeast a long oval track 20, which is a power toboggan track (Beausejour hosts the Annual Canadian Power Toboggan Championship Races). A grandstand is located to the west 21.

f)  North of the recreational area is a shopping centre 22 with numerous parked cars 23 outside it. Light-toned areas in the west 24 are disused quarries; one of them has filled with water 25. A jetty 26 projecting into it suggests that it has recreational use.

Figure 8.47: Beausejour

Figure 8.47: Beausejour

Figure 8.47

Vertical colour air photo by Prairie Agri Photo

Flight height:  lens focal length:

Scale: 1:11,000 (approx.)

Date: 2000

Location: Townships 12 and 13; Range 7 E

Map sheets: 1:240,000 62I Selkirk

                    1:50,000 62I/2 Selkirk