Welcome to the
Canadian Birkebeiner

Enjoy a three-day celebration of cross country skiing and Nordic Legends. The Birkie is Western Canada’s Premier Nordic Ski Event and one of only three Birkebeiner Loppets in the world – Norway and the USA host the other two. Formed in 1985, the Birkie continues the tradition of honouring perseverance, courage and fortitude…as well as lots of Nordic Fun for the whole family!

Click here to see which event is right for you!

Don’t ski?
Be a valued volunteer!

The Birkie depends on its 550+ volunteers – without you, we could not put on this premiere ski loppet! Make one of the many integral positions, yours!

Become a volunteer

New to skiing?
Time to take skiing to the next level?

Join of one of our many training courses, designed to prepare you for whichever event you are aiming to complete! Whether you have never skied before or if its been a few years and you’d like to practice – be a part of a fun and welcoming ski community led by our friendly and knowledgeable coaches.

Click here to find the training program best suited to your level!