City of Selkirk
Mayor Larry Johannson
The City of Selkirk was named in honour of Scotsman Thomas Douglas, the 5th Earl of Selkirk. It is 22 kilometers northeast of Winnipeg and is the gateway to the Interlake Region of Manitoba and the last stop before cottage country. According to the latest census its population has increased by 4.5% in the past five years to just over 10,000 residents. The land area is 24.87 square kilometers with a population density of 413.4 persons per square kilometer and it is situated along the Red River. The terrain is extremely flat with fields of wheat and canola surrounding the city. The mainstays of the local economy are tourism, a steel mill and a major psychiatric hospital. Selkirk offers the best features of a city with hometown character that makes this community a warm and welcoming place.