Selkirk Tourism, Canada

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Selkirk is a city in the western Canadian province of Manitoba, located about 22 kilometres (14 mi) northeast of the provincial capital Winnipeg on the Red River, near (50°08′37″N 96°53′02″W / 50.14361°N 96.88389°W). It has a population of 9,834 as of the 2011 census. The mainstays of the local economy are tourism, a steel mill, and a major psychiatric hospital. A vertical lift bridge over the Red River connects Selkirk with the smaller town of East Selkirk. The city is connected to Winnipeg via Highway 9 and is served by the Canadian Pacific Railway. The city was named in honour of Scotsman Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, who obtained the grant to first establish a colony in the Red River area in 1813.


Planning a vacation to Selkirk in Canada? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. A gripping city on its own right, Winnipeg also deserves a visit. Add Winnipeg to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like The Forks National Historic Site, Assiniboine Park, Manitoba Museum. A holiday in Selkirk can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Selkirk*

  • Pollution Statistics in Selkirk

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

    • Air Pollution 32.54 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 49.55 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.75 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 51.82 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 36.32 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 35.38 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 28.45 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 35.91 (Low)
  • Selkirk: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 51.64 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50.47 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 57.41 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 40.95 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 49.07 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 64.81 (High)
    • Attacks 48.35 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 64.12 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 69.27 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 31.88 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 53.04 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 36.34 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 67.69 (High)
  • Living in Selkirk - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Selkirk is 147.1 (High)

    • Safety Index 44.71 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 24.69 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 43.12 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 34.54 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 67.52 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 66.31 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.32 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 117.69 (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 Selkirk

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.27 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.47 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.55 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.84 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 47.76 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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