Named after Thomas Douglas, the fifth Earl of Selkirk who relocated hundreds of Scottish and Irish settlers to the shore of the Red River, this town is steeped in the rich fur trade history of the region. Lower Fort Garry was created because of flooding and economic problems at Fort Garry (in Winnipeg).
Today, stone buildings, and guides in period costume greet visitors in a convincing 1850s atmosphere. Selkirk has one of two operating lift bridges in North America, as well as the Marine Museum of Manitoba with six former lake vessels open for exploration.
Book accommodations in Selkirk Manitoba, a must-see stop for the historically-curious traveler!
This hotel in Selkirk offers three quiet comfortable guest rooms with private bath in unique modern home in park-like surroundings on Red River and Trans Canada Trail. The hotel also includes a guest lounge, kitchenette, deck, hot tub, full breakfast. Getaway packages for every taste. Weddings, retreats, families welcome. This property is within 30 minutes’ drive of Lake Winnipeg beaches.
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