Selkirk Travel Guide

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Welcome to Selkirk, MB!

Selkirk, the catfish capital of North America, was dubbed as such due to the high volume of catfish swimming in the Red River which flows beside the town. Only 20 km (12 mi) north of Winnipeg and with a population of only 10,000 people, Selkirk remains a peaceful place. The town was named after Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, who got permission from the Canadian authorities in the late 1800s to establish a colony along the banks of the Red River. Tourist attractions in Selkirk include the Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, the Manitoba Marine Museum and Chuck, the 3 m (25 ft) fibreglass catfish erected in honour of Chuck Norquay, a local fisherman who drowned fishing the Red River. Selkirk is close to the sandy banks of Lake Winnipeg, giving visitors the opportunity to experience this serene body of water and a chance to explore one of the greatest outdoor destinations in Manitoba.

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