East Selkirk

Neighbourhood Guide

Welcome to Selkirk

The City of Selkirk is a vibrant community with a warm and welcoming hometown character and all of the best features of a progressive urban centre. The city is growing and we is at the centre of a region that is considered one of the most promising in Canada. New private development and strategic public investments are breathing new life into the waterfront, business and industrial sector.

The city is a community of choice for people of all ages and backgrounds who want to pursue fulfilling, promising, healthy lives. It is a regional hub for commerce, culture and recreation, and provides the best opportunities an urban centre can offer. It’s population is growing. New businesses are choosing Selkirk.

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Neighbourhood Stats

What You Should Know

Population:
10,278 as of the 2016 Census

Population Density:
Average

Employment Rate:
52.8%

Unemployment Rate:
8.7%

Demographics:
0-14 yrs: 1,625 16%
15-54 yrs: 4,870 47%
55+ yrs: 3,785 37%

Internet and Phone Connectivity:
Reliable

Utility Services Providers:
Manitoba Hydro, City Water

Landscaping Regulations:
No

Maintenance Regulations:
No (area will vary)

Pet-Friendly Neighborhood:
Yes

Closed Communities:
No

Energy Efficient Communities:
Yes

School Districts:
Public Schools

Safety Level:
Safe

Street Infrastructure:
Good

Privacy Level:
Medium

Noise Level:
Low (with location)

Location & Map

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Neighbourhood Real Estate

About the Market

Developers, community organizations and the city government work together to ensure that Selkirk’s housing supply keeps pace with the community’s economic and social needs. The goal is to ensure the right balance of single- and multi-family homes, with a good selection of options for private ownership and rental. The City strives to meet the needs of residents at all phases of life, from the student renting a first apartment to the growing young family to the retiree looking for a carefree lifestyle. The range of assisted living and supportive housing options is also expanding in tandem with new medical services in Selkirk, which provide additional convenience and peace of mind for people requiring ongoing care.

To pave the way for future residential construction, the City of Selkirk has modernized the municipal bylaws for infrastructure and zoning. Welcoming early and frequent communication with developers to ensure all needs are addressed. Since 2011, Selkirk’s housing inventory has increased by about 8.4% through the addition of 334 single and multifamily home ownership and rental units. In recent years there has been an emphasis on growing the supply of multi-family housing near the downtown, where residents can enjoy a convenient lifestyle while helping to revitalize our city’s core.

Standard of Living

Standard Level

Market Type

Buyers / Sellers

Housing Prices

$150,000 – $550,000

Neighbourhood Highlights

What to Expect

One of the greatest advantages is the convenience and beauty of Selkirk’s location. The community is the go-to destination for services in the region. It’s also minutes away from Manitoba’s largest city and many of the province’s most popular attractions.

Selkirk is strategically located amid several growing rural/suburban communities in one of the most promising areas of Canada. This is where people in the region come for shopping, medical care, recreation and entertainment. Selkirk is also a popular stopping point for people traveling to and from the many attractions in the area.

Fall in Love

Situated on the western bank of the Red River, Selkirk offers beautiful river views and many interesting areas to explore. Within a short drive are Bird’s Hill Provincial Park, site of large-scale events like the legendary Winnipeg Folk Festival, and Oak Hammock Marsh, an award-winning wetland preserve and interpretive centre. Our community is set amid one of the Canada’s most historically significant areas, with nearby heritage attractions like the Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site.

Outdoor Areas & Amenities

  • Day-care Family neighborhood
  • Elementary school Natural environment
  • Highschool Sloped terrain
  • Bars and restaurants Walkable neighborhood
  • Hospital Closed communities
  • Elderly nursing home Suburban community
  • Police station Countryside
  • Fire station Large lot sizes
  • Library
  • Parks
  • Recreation facilities
  • Community club
  • Food markets
  • Shopping mall
  • Fenced yards
  • Active city environment
  • Business district
  • Close to highways
  • Public transportation
  • Consistent home style

Neighbourhood Traffic Network

Commuting Time

With multiple routes for road and rail travel, Selkirk is a truly connected community. It’s easy to travel to Winnipeg – and from Winnipeg, to destinations around the world. And with a wide range of internet services, you’ll enjoy excellent data links.

Average Commutes (In Minutes)

Winnipeg (north perimeter)
25 MINUTES

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
10 MINUTES

International Airport
45 MINUTES

Grand Beach
45 MINUTES

University of Manitoba
48 MINUTES

Bird’s Hill Provincial Park
20 MINUTES

More In The Neighborhood

Community Activities

The city of Selkirk is buzzing with community activities and events all through the year. These events reach their peak in summer months, when thousands of people travel to the area to enjoy concerts, festivals and heritage attractions. Waterfront events are held all summer long at our outdoor amphitheatre along the banks of the Red River. Free concerts feature popular Manitoba entertainers in a variety of musical styles. Every Wednesday afternoon in the month of August, the farmers market at the waterfront provides the opportunity to browse through the wares of local crafters, artisans and food producers.

The biggest celebration at the waterfront is on Canada Day. Free performances throughout the day culminate in one of Manitoba’s best fireworks displays. Selkirk Park is also the site of many annual events, including Manitoba Aboriginal Day, which has been
celebrated here for more than 10 years. The largest event in the park is the Triple S Fair and Rodeo, which draws more than 10,000 spectators over three days every July. The event kicks off with a parade, followed by rodeo action, races and horse shows.

The midway, Selkirk children’s festival and local food vendors provide something for everyone to enjoy. The happenings don’t end with summer. In October, the Halloween Haunt at the Marine Museum provides spooky fun for all ages. In November and December the city is lit up for holiday events. The festive season kicks off with the annual Parade of Lights featuring 50 floats and special guest Santa Claus in late November. As the calendar flips to December, downtown streets come alive with a celebration of local art, culture and flavours called Holiday Alley. This new event is part of the Homes for the Holidays fundraising tour, which provides a peek inside Selkirk’s lovely heritage homes, all decked out for the festive season.

Neighbourhood School Districts

Lord Selkirk Regional Comprensive Secondary School

“The Comp” offers outstanding facilities for athletic, academic and technical programs. There is also an International Student Program that has students from around the world. Students can concentrate their studies in arts and science, business and computer technology, French immersion, human ecology and performing arts. There are opportunities to focus on many vocational areas, including print media, auto body, drafting, hairstyling, culinary arts, welding, electronics and more.

The school provides excellent athletic facilities including a new state-of-the-art outdoor track and stadium, four outdoor tennis courts, indoor track and exercise/weight area and the largest indoor pool in the region. Students can compete in a variety of sports, extracurricular activities and clubs. Many provincial titles have been won by the school’s many teams and dedicated coaches.

The school has a 300-seat theatre, as well as an automated library, 450 networked computers and a cafeteria serving nutritious hot food daily. In addition, the school provides an off-campus alternative for high school aged students through the Lord Selkirk Education Centre. LSEC students can pursue regular high school core elective credits and have the opportunity to earn credits through work and community experience.

Neighbourhood Attractions

Top Family Areas

The Waterfront

In 2003, the old docks along the Red River were transformed into one of Selkirk’s most picturesque locations.

Marine Museum

Established in 1972 the Marine Museum of Manitoba provides visitors with a hands on, heritage experience.

Lower Fort Garry

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site Standing on the bank of the Red River for more than 180 years, Lower Fort Garry tells inspiring tales of innovation, discovery and struggle.

Selkirk Park

Selkirk is dotted with green spaces where neighbours of all ages can gather. In recent years, the city has invested in improved lighting, workout equipment and play structures at many of these locations

Golfing & Sliding Hill

The Selkirk Golf and Country Club is a highly rated public course featuring 18 scenic holes running along the Red River. Players love the views from the course and “19th hole.” Hometown. In winter, this becomes a family sliding hill.

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Give your agent a call or send an email to schedule a live tour:
204.789.2721 or hello@cbparkave.com.