East Selkirk Tourism

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East Selkirk is a community in the Rural Municipality of St. Clements in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It is directly across the Red River from Selkirk, Manitoba. Selkirk is connected to Winnipeg via Highway 59 about 20 kilometres away. East Selkirk is connected to Selkirk by bridge. The village was incorporated in 1884 and its first reeve was Francis Hay. East Selkirk saw a huge immigration boom in the latter part of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century. The Round House, a large building made of Tyndall limestone, was situated next to the railway tracks and not only served as an immigration hall but also as the church, school and hospital. Many immigrants from Poland, Ukraine and other eastern-European countries passed through its doors and onward to their homesteads throughout the Interlake, but some remained to settle in the local area. East Selkirk was also home to the St. Peter's Reservation. It was here that Chief Peguis led his Saulteaux tribe in the early 19th century. Beginning in the late 1890s, the village of East Selkirk, as well as the town of Selkirk, Manitoba, Rural Municipality of St. Clements and St. Andrew's, Manitoba slowly began incorporating the lands of the Reservation and taxing the white occupants who held patents to river lots. This began a dispute that ultimately led the Federal Department of Indian Affairs to force the Saulteaux people out to clear way for the white settlers. Federal Agents came to the Reserve, bribed the Chief and Band Council, got them drunk and gave the entire tribe only one day to decide on the surrender agreement. In 1907, the surrender took place and the Saulteaux were moved to a remote corner of Lake Winnipeg to join the Peguis Reserve. This surrender was, and still is, considered illegal. Peguis First Nation finalized a land claim in 2008 that originated from this incident. In 1984, the Rural Municipality of St. Clements celebrated its centennial anniversary. The village is home to Happy Thought School, East Selkirk Middle School, the East Selkirk Recreation Association, a post office, gas station, and also two churches: St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church and the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church.


Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at East Selkirk, Canada. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Winnipeg, Canada. Winnipeg, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like The Forks National Historic Site, Assiniboine Park, Manitoba Museum. To explore East Selkirk, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for East Selkirk*

  • Pollution Statistics in East Selkirk

    Know the pollution level of East Selkirk before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 33.06 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 49.07 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50.93 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 36.06 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 35.1 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 28.95 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 36.11 (Low)
  • East Selkirk: Crime and Safety

    How safe is East Selkirk for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in East Selkirk.

    • Burglary and Theft 50.97 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 49.26 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 57.21 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 40.59 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 48.32 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 64.18 (High)
    • Attacks 47.79 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 63.46 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70.24 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 32.38 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 52.18 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.58 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 67.4 (High)
  • Living in East Selkirk - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of East Selkirk is 152.06 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 45.35 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 26.04 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 43.27 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.45 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 68.16 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 66.15 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.94 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 125.18 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in East Selkirk

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in East Selkirk

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.3 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.27 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.02 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.13 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.86 USD

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