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Selkirk, Ontario, Canada
 

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Lake Erie shoreline, quiet roads and countryside make Selkirk a haven for travelers. Try bicycling, golfing, bird-watching, fishing. Visit one of our wonderful heritage sites, celebrate at our outstanding events... or relax by swimming or sunbathing.

Selkirk is located 45 km southwest of Hamilton and a short drive from Dunnville, Cayuga, Port Dover and Simcoe.

Selkirk Park Memorial Gates

A bit about Selkirk

Selkirk is the oldest village in Walpole Township. Settled by the Hoover family around 1800, the village was the site of a mill and an important centre for the local farming community. At various times in its history, Selkirk has had a fishery, an apple evaporating factory and a famous hotel, the Bluewater.

Memorial Gates - Plaques 1
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During the War of 1812, a number of American sympathizers were active in the area. Some were hanged for treason at the "Bloody Assize" in Ancaster in 1814. Captain William Francis, a prominent militia leader who lived near Selkirk testified at the proceedings was later murdered in retaliation.


A Selkirk soldier, William Knisley, was decorated for heroism during the Boer War (1899-1901). After he was killed in action, a statue was erected in his memory outside the Haldimand County Courthouse, Cayuga. Now used as a cenotaph, it is the only statue of an individual in Haldimand County.

Selkirk has had a number of names during its existence. Initially it was called Williamsville, after a prominent local landowner. When the post office opened in 1831 the village was called Walpole. In 1855, the name was briefly changed to Enterprise. After postal officials advised the name was already taken, the village was renamed Selkirk, in honour of Thomas Douglas, Lord Selkirk, who once owned land in the area.

For more information on Selkirk's history please watch the following video.


Quick Listings

Shops

Barnwood Wine
On Premise Wine Making
15 Main Street East
905-776-BARN (2276)
Just for Kicks Ceramics
4983 Rainham Rd,
Selkirk
905-512-2419
SCD Print
Cheapside
905-317-6457
sara@scdprint.ca

Wee Folks Quilt Shop
Heirloom Sewing & Needlecraft Supplies
108 Bluewater Pkwy
905-776-1929
   


Food & Drink

Sunflower Cafe
Eat in or take out
Main Street
905-776-1585
Open daily 6:00a.m. LLBO
Town & Country Food
LCBO/Beer and grocery
4 Main Street East
905-776-2863
Wharfside Restaurant
Hoover's Marina
Naticoke
519-587-2776

Ye Olde Fisherville Tavern
2 Erie Street
Fisherville
905-779-3433
Centennial Hall Monthly Dinner
Dinner are the last Thursday of the month except July and December. 5 to 7 p.m.
34 Main Street West
Selkirk Centennial Hall
Banquet and meeting facilites available.
34 Main Street West
289-674-0400 extension 6


Accommodations

Broechler Inn
R.R. 4, Highway 3
Cayuga
Tel./Fax: 905-772-5362
Bed and breakfast, bakeshop
Jay's Motel & Restaurant
R.R. 1, Highway 3
519-587-5717
Motel & restaurant
Star Motel
2499 Highway 3
Jarvis
519-587-9961
Motel

Stoney Shores B & B
Lakeshore Road
905-776-2735
Ontario's South Coast
Bed & Breakfast Association
 



Gasoline

Muirhead Variety Ltd.
Esso fuel, groceries, propane
33 Main Street W.
905-776-2051


Hardware

Selkirk Home Hardware Building Center
30 Conc 3
905-776-2533
 


Outdoor Fun

Coral Creek Golf & Country Club
Fisherville
905-779-3741
Golf course
Haldimand Conservation Area
645 Lakeshore Road
(west of Selkirk)
905-776-2700
Camping, trailer facilities
Hoover's Marina
Nanticoke
519-587-2776
Slip, ramping, gas and oil

Sandusk Golf Club
R.R. 1 Jarvis
519-587-5886
Golf club, driving range,
licensed dining room
Selkirk Provincial Park
R.R. 1 Selkirk
905-776-2600
Toronto Motor Sport Park
1040 Kohler Road
(Regional Road 8)
Cayuga
905-772-0303

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