Image showing the river locks at Lockport with pelicans in the foreground.

Things to Do

Head north from Winnipeg onto River Road to view both Red River and Selkirk settlers’ historic homes. Stop by St. Andrews on the Red Anglican Church and the St. Andrews Rectory, and then take a stroll through Captain Kennedy’s beautiful English Gardens before continuing to Lockport. Watch seagulls and people fishing (or cast a line yourself) at St. Andrew’s Lock and Dam or Lockport Provincial Heritage Park.

Next head to the city of Selkirk. Before or after your catfishing excursion, don’t forget to snap a shot with the city’s mascot, Chuck the Channel Cat. Plan to visit the Marine Museum of Manitoba where six restored boats are attached together with outdoor walkways and tell the story of marine life in Manitoba dating back to 1850.

Leave Selkirk and travel north on Highway 59 for an educational hike at the Brokenhead Wetland Interpretive Trail and learn Ojibway teachings through interpretive panels. Next, soak up the sun at Patricia Beach. This little oasis is lined by trees and offers a lovely strip of sand that stretches along Lake Winnipeg. It’s a quieter spot for a beach day than Grand Beach.

Location: Lockport | Photo credit: Travel Manitoba

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Where to Stay

Take advantage of CAA rates at our preferred hotels.

  • Canalta Hotel Selkirk

There are also bed and breakfast options in the Selkirk area.

Location: Marine Museum of Manitoba | Photo credit: Travel Manitoba

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Places to Eat

Lockport gives a whole new meaning to the phrase the “dog days off summer.” No trip to Lockport is complete without a visit to Skinners, Sonia’s Stand of Half Moon Drive In. Not hankering for a hot dog? Each place offers hamburgers, ice cream and other delights.

For a more formal dining experiences, Roxi’s by the Red offers homemade meals including soups, salads, sandwiches, ribs, fish and delicious desserts.

Location: Skinner’s, Lockport | Photo credit: Travel Manitoba

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While You’re There

Here are some of CAA’s favourite stops on this trip.

Brokenhead Wetland Intpretive Trail

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Chuck the Channel Catfish

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Marine Museum of Manitoba

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Patricia Beach

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St. Andrews

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