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Campground Rules

Photo looking down a road in Selkirk Park. On either side of the road there are camping trailers and trees.

City of Selkirk staff works to ensure that City of Selkirk By-laws and regulations are observed by all park users so everyone can enjoy a peaceful, safe camping experience.

Not observing Federal/Provincial laws, the City of Selkirk by-laws or park rules and regulations could mean:

  • The cancellation of your camping permit without compensation.
  • By-law fines.
  • Disqualification from future camping in the City of Selkirk

Rules and regulations may be subject to change at the discretion of the City of Selkirk.  Management staff reserves the right to rule on any matter not specifically or completely covered in this document or any other online or print material.

In the event of an emergency or if you have witnessed a criminal offense (speeding, theft, vandalism…etc.) or feel threatened, please contact the RCMP at 911 or the Selkirk RCMP Detachment at 204-482-3322.

Campground office hours

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Firewood

As per Firewood Transportation details below, transporting wood into the City of Selkirk Park Campground is NOT PERMITTED.  Wood must be purchased from the Campground Office.  Seasonal campers wanting to purchase a large amount of wood must contact our authorized wood supplier to arrange delivery.  Please visit the Campground office for supplier contact information. The supplier will record sales to Seasonal campers so staff can identify sites abiding by firewood purchasing policy.

Covid-19 Compliance

No current Covid-19 Compliance regulations.

Campground Etiquette

Many people choose to stay in a campground for a peaceful, quiet retreat.  Please remember that tent and camping unit walls are thin, voices carry and this can impact other visitors’ experience.  We ask all campers to be good neighbours and avoid behaviour that causes disruption to the Campground.  If a conflict arises between campers and/or visitors, please resolve the situation in a calm, respectful manner. If the situation cannot be solved peacefully, contact the Campground office staff in person or call 204-485-6197.  If you witness campers in violation of Campground rules and regulations, please report these details to Campground staff and they will follow up.  It is more appropriate for staff to determine is rules are being violated as they are knowledgeable in Campground operations and there may be information that campers are unaware of.

Check-In:

Check-in time is 2:00 pm and campers must visit the Campground Office for permit, to sign Code-of-Conduct forms and site assignments.  If the Campground office is closed for the evening, please visit the Campground Office as soon as possible the following day.

Selkirk Park gates close nightly at 11:00 pm and open in the morning at 6:00 am. If you plan to check in between 11:00 pm and 6:00 am please contact Security Patrol at 204-485-6197 upon arrival to the gates to advise them of your arrival. 

Check-Out:

Check-out time is 12:00 pm on the day the camping permit expires.  The permit holder is responsible for removing all personal property and restoring the campsite to the condition it was when they arrived.  All garbage must be placed in the reciprocal dumpsters provided, do not leave garbage bags, and refuse on your campsite upon departure.

If you plan to leave prior to the end of your permit (more than a day), please inform the staff at the Campground office so we can deem the site vacant and redistribute the site.

Quiet time:

Campground is between 10:00 pm and 7:00 am. Use of loud equipment such as radios or generators during this time is prohibited.  Noise complaints can be called to Campground Security at 204-485-6197. If you are unable to reach Campground Security, RCMP can enforce the Noise By-Law and the RCMP non-emergency line is 204-482-1222.

Noise and Disturbances:

Permit holders must ensure that they and other occupying the site do not interfere with the quiet, peaceful use and enjoyment of the City of Selkirk Park Campground by other campers. Excessive noise or disturbance, as determined by City of Selkirk staff, is not permitted at any time.  This includes fighting, yelling, playing loud music, using insulting or obscene language, drunkenness, and damaging property.  If you are coming to Selkirk Park Campground to party with friends and family, you may need to consider another camping destination. Not complying with the rules may result in enforcement and you could be evicted from the Campground without compensation.  More serious disturbances could mean being charged with breach of peace under the Criminal Code and being banned from the Campground. 

Shared water service:

Water is to be shared by campers as each site does not have designated water service.  When filling water tanks with a house please disconnect as soon as the tank or receptacle is full so others may use the tap. This is especially important when the water hose crosses a road or walking path as it poses a tripping hazard, so immediate removal of it when done is required.  Seasonal campers do not have exclusive use of taps near or on their site.  Use of two-way pipe dividers/splitters is prohibited and will be removed if found on water taps.

Generators:

May not be used during quiet time.  Continuous or prolonged generator use during the day can disturb neighbours and is not allowed.

Alcohol consumption:

Alcoholic beverages may only be consumed on a permitted campsite and in accordance with the requirements of the Liquor and Gaming Control Act and under By-Law #4028.

Cannabis consumption:

Use in Selkirk Park is not permitted. Please refer to Province of Manitoba Cannabis restrictions for more information.

Pets:

All pets must be leashed, tied up or caged, and under physical control at all times.  Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.

Entering the campground after 11 pm:

The Selkirk Park gates close at 11:00 p.m. and are reopened at 6:00 a.m.  If permitted campers require access to or from the Park between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. please contact Campground Security at 204-485-6197. If visitors are permitted to the Campground for the 2021 season, they must vacate the Park by 11:00 p.m. (More information regarding guests will be shared closer to the date of opening and dependent on Public Health Orders).

Use of bathrooms and showers:

The City of Selkirk Park bathrooms are high-traffic areas and open to the public.  We ask all users to do their part to keep the facilities clean and follow sanitation recommendations. Taking photos or videos in City of Selkirk Park bathrooms is strictly prohibited and RCMP will be contacted for enforcement.

Eviction:

When an eviction occurs, no refund will be given for the unused portion of the permit.

Campground Safety

Transporting wood:

It is strictly prohibited to transport firewood into Selkirk Park Campground as it can spread harmful pests and diseases such as Dutch Elm.  Moving firewood can be a violation of the Plant Protection Act with penalties of up to $50,000 and/or prosecution. Wood must be purchased from the Campground office or directly from the approved supplier for Selkirk Park Campground.  Supplier information and process will be shared with campers prior to season or at check-in. 

Children at play:

Please use caution when driving your vehicle or moving your camping unit.

Maximum speed of 10km/hr.:

The speed limit in the campground is 10 km/hr. All motor vehicles operated in the campground must meet the requirements of the Highway Traffic Act.  City of Selkirk staff are limited in their capacity to enforce Highway Traffic Act laws, however, if campers record license and vehicle descriptions of speed offenders that is information that can be shared with RCMP.

Campfires:

Campfires are prohibited except in designated fire pits and must be extinguished when the campsite is unoccupied.  Burning of elm or ash is not advised in the Selkirk Park Campground.  The use of gasoline, diesel fuel, or other similar combustibles or propellants to start campfires is strictly prohibited. Please do not move fire pits from your site, it is the property of the City of Selkirk.

Firearms:

Discharging and possession of firearms are prohibited.  This includes pellet and BB-guns.

Fireworks and sky lanterns:

The use of fireworks and sky lanterns is prohibited in the Campground and Selkirk Park. 

Off-road vehicles:

Off-road vehicles such as ATVs and snowmobiles are prohibited in Selkirk Park.

Campground Environment

All seasonal campers share responsibility to protect nature in Selkirk Park and the Campground.  The permit holder is responsible for the following:

Campsite maintenance:

The site must be maintained by the permit holder and always kept in a clean and sanitary condition, including the cutting of grass.  A lawnmower is available for loan, visit the Campground office for more information.

Garbage disposal:

Place garbage in Campground-provided refuse containers on a regular basis and always keep your site free of litter to avoid problems with wildlife and pests.  Garbage should not be stored on-site.

Glass containers:

Limit use of glass containers. Broken glass can be dangerous to visitors, staff, pets, and wildlife.

Take care of the trees:

Damaged trees are more likely to be destroyed by fungus or disease. Please do not strip bark, use nails, screws or attach wire on trees or shrubs. Ropes around trees are permitted but must be removed at the end of the season.  Do not cut or remove trees and shrubs in Selkirk Park.  If a tree needs to be removed as it poses a threat of damage to people or property, please inform the Campground office staff.