NOTE: Due to high water and winds, the Selkirk Park Boat Launch will be closed starting Wednesday, October 9, 2019

 

Selkirk Park is located next to the Marine Museum on 490 Eveline Street (corner of Queen Ave/Eveline St) at the north end of Selkirk on the banks of the Red River.

Selkirk Park opens annually on the May long weekend and closes end of October

During the summer months, Selkirk Park is open 7 days a week with the park gates locked from 11 pm until 6 am.

 

This beautiful 200 acre public park offers:

Selkirk Park Pool & Splash Pad

Boat Launch

Selkirk Park has four boat launching pads available with docking facilities.  Vehicles and boat trailer parking is available in designated areas. For more information please call the Campground Office at 204-785-4958.

Organizations planning a fishing derby are requested to notify CRGT by calling 204-785-4950.

Rates

Daily Boat Launch               $ 12.00

Seasonal Boat Launch        $ 60.00

Selkirk Community Trail

The Community Trail began with the Selkirk Birdwatchers Club wanting to develop a nature trail for anyone to enjoy all year around. The Trail has four separate trails of different lengths, and four rest/picnic stops for birders, hikers, skiers, or snowshoers.

It winds through the Maritime Museum and Selkirk Park where swimming, camping, picnicking, and special attractions are offered.The Trail was given financial assistance from the Selkirk Lions Club, the Millennium Bureau of Canada, and the Birdwatchers Club itself. The design, clearing, and ongoing maintenance has been provided by community volunteers from the Club, the Gordon Howard Centre, Selkirk Lions Club, students of the Lord Selkirk Comprehensive High School, and staff of the City of Selkirk. It is hoped that the Trail will eventually form a part of the national Trans Canada Trail.

 

Bird Watching on the Community Trail
On the Trail you will find various species of birds, but being able to identify them is another thing. Here is a list of some birds you may see on the Trail :

  • Blue Jay: Length 9 1/2- 12 in. Look for pointed crest; black “necklace”; bright blue above, with white wings and tail.
  • Pileated Woodpecker: Length 14-18 1/2 in. Look for large size; red crest; black, white, and red pattern on head.Mostly black with white wing linings conspicuous in flight.
  • White Breasted Nuthatch: length 5-6 in. Look for black crown and nape; blue-gray above; white below; bill long and straight.
  • Red Winged Blackbird: Length 7 1/2- 9 in. Look for, male black with yellow- bordered red shoulder patch; female dark brown, heavily streaked.
  • Robin: Length 9-11 in. Look for reddish orange chest; dark grey above; with broken eye ring.

Wildlife Bird Sanctuary

Within Selkirk Park there are 22 acres designated as Ducks Unlimited Projects.

The Bird Sanctuary provides a great opportunity to view a marshland environment within an urban setting.

Viewers can expect to find nesting Canada geese, deer, many species of ducks and songbirds.

Some of the Wildlife Birds species:

  • Chickadee: Length 4 1/2-5 1/2 in.
  • Blue Jay: Length 9 1/2- 12 in.
  • Pileated Woodpecker: Length 14-18 1/2 in.
  • White Breasted Nuthatch: length 5-6 in.
  • Red Winged Blackbird: Length 7 1/2- 9 in.
  • Yellow Warbler: Length 4-5 in.
  • Robin: Length 9-11 in.