The city of Selkirk, Manitoba has gained popularity in recent years among sport fishermen and leisure loving visitors as the Catfish capital of North America. Where there is water, there is a surplus of fish to be had. Dining on fish at local restaurants is another way travelers and locals have come to enjoy Selkirk’s fine offerings. Some travelers elect to maintain low key vacation pleasures such as walking or sunbathing in the summer along the shores of Lake Winnipeg. Trails for outdoor enjoyment can be found at the Oak Hammock Marsh or alongside the Red River Interlake Region snowmobile trails during the winter.
Selkirk hosts the annual Manitoba Gathering and Games, provides reminiscent Selkirk heritage venues (such as the Fort Lower Garry National Historic Site) and historic river roads, plus the Manitoba Marine Museum.
Selkirk, also, just happens to be interconnected to part of the Red River Trails. The Red River Trails are a network of ox trails following parts various rivers used in the early 1800’s, which lead all the way down across the USA boarder to the Mississippi River. Break away from mainstream city life and enjoy the simple pleasures home to Selkirk’s natural landscape.
The period covered by the Museum's displays starts circa 1850 and continues to present day.