Selkirk

A ship in Selkirk

Selkirk is a city in the western Canadian province of Manitoba, located about 22 kilometres northeast of the provincial capital Winnipeg on the Red River, near.

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.