Benito is a village in the Canadian province of Manitoba surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Swan River. The village is situated in the Swan River Valley, 37 kilometres southwest of Swan River, 475 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg 2 kilometres east of the Saskatchewan border. To the south is Duck Mountain Provincial Park and Forest, to the north is Thunder Hill and further north of Swan River is Porcupine Mountain Provincial Park. The village is served by highway 83.People from Eastern Canada, England, and Europe first settled Benito around the turn of the century. In 1905, the Canadian National Railway went through, and the hamlet of Benito slowly grew and was incorporated as a village in 1941.The economic base of the region is agriculture and logging.Thunder Hill is a small hill inside the Swan Valley which is between the Duck Mountains and the Porcupine Forests on the border of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Legend has it that the hill used to rumble, hence its name Thunder Hill. The last recorded rumble was in 1969. It is also the site of Thunderhill Ski Area.
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