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Campground Rules

City of Selkirk staff work 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, 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 regulation may be subject to change at the discretion of the City of Selkirk.  Management staff reserve 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 offence (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

Sunday-Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm

Friday-Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm

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

Campsites are considered a temporary place of accommodation and are restricted to members from one household per campsite to a maximum of 5 household members. NO EXTERNAL VISITORS permitted in the Campground. If you wish to meet with visitors please do so in an area of the Park outside of the Campground. Please note outdoor gathering sizes are limited to 10 people.

Upon check-in campers will be required to complete a Code-of-Conduct form to confirm compliance with all Covid-19 and City of Selkirk Park rules and regulations.  Campers will be required to list household members assigned to their site upon check-in.

Campers must acknowledge the risks and hazards with respect to COVID-19 inherent in attendance at the premises and participation in the activities of the camping.

Face masks must be worn while inside all buildings including washrooms.

The Campground office is limited to staff only.  For service, please visit the window at the front of the building.

Campers must not have travelled outside of Manitoba in the last 14 days.  The City of Selkirk Park Campground is not to be used as a self-isolation site for travelers.

Campers must not have provided care or had close contact with any person with Covid-19 or with a person reasonably suspected of having Covid-19 or with any personal who travelled outside of Manitoba in the last 14 day.

Household members must always maintain 2-meters (6 feet) separation from anyone else at the campground, on the nature trails or withing in the City of Selkirk.

 Parents must ensure that their children always maintain a 2-metre (6 feet) separation from other children/people during your stay.

Campers will not participate in or host a social gatherings of more than 6 people and will maintain a 2-meters physical distance between non-household persons.

While guests at Selkirk Park Campground please follow clean hygiene and wash hands regularly for at least 20 seconds in warm water and with soap.

Please bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

Practice cough etiquette. Cough into your elbow or cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when you sneeze. Immediately dispose of all used tissues in an appropriate waste bin and wash your hands right away.

For non-Selkirk residents, only visit local health centres if it is an emergency.

If you suspect you might have COVID-19 symptoms, you should call MB Healthlinks for further assessment and necessary testing.

Public health officials continue to advise Manitobans to stay home as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. When people go out, they should take steps to maintain physical distancing.  Do not travel if you or any of your family members require medical care of have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing).

COVID-19 Public Health Orders are designed for public safety and each of us has a role to play if we want to be able to camp this summer.

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 visitor’s experience.  We ask all campers to be good neighbours and avoid behaviour that causes disruption for 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 with 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 maybe information that campers are not aware of.

Check-In:

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

Selkirk Park gates close nightly at 11:00pm and open in the morning at 6:00am. If you plan to check-in between 11:00pm and 6:00am 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 12:00pm 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 staff at the Campground office so we can deem the site vacant and redistribute the site.

Quiet time:

Campground is between 10:00pm and 7:00am. Use of loud equipment such as radios or generators during this time is prohibited.  Noise complaints can be called into 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 also be evicted from the Campground without compensation.  More serious disturbances could mean being charged with breach of peace under the Criminal Code, 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 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 11pm:

The Selkirk Park gates close at 11p.m. and are reopened at 6a.m.  If permitted campers require access to or from the Park between 11p.m. and 6a.m. please contact Campground Security at 204-485-6197 or. If visitors are permitted to the Campground for the 2021 season, they must vacate the Park by 11p.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 to their part to keep the facilities clean and follow sanitation recommendations. Taking photos or video 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 disease 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:

Campfire 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.  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 is prohibited.  This includes pellet and BB-guns.

Fireworks and sky lanterns:

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

Off-road vehicles:

Off-road vehicles such as ATV 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 used 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.