The Selkirk Ferry

The Rural Municipality of St. Clements and St. Andrews created and operated four ferry systems at Little Britain, Mapleton, Selkirk, and at St. Peters. The ferries were a way to get people, wagons, and livestock across the Red River. Ferries linked communities on the east side with those on the west, and gave them access…

Ships of Selkirk

The Marine Museum of Manitoba was established in 1972 and is home to a collection of ship and marine artifacts. Six ships can be boarded here, including the S.S. Keenora and the C.G.S. Bradbury. All of the ships have interesting histories but not all started their journeys in Selkirk. Aerial View of Selkirk’s Marine Museum…

The Selkirk Chimney

The Selkirk Chimney is an insulated chimney that was invented by Kelly Sveinson in 1933. The first one they made was using the metal from a Coca-Cola sign. Today all over the world this type of Chimney is still called the Selkirk Chimney. This insulated chimney was revolutionary because it helped prevent chimney disasters. At…