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Registration open; Fri., Sun., Mon. spots available

Canadian Birkie Ski Festival
February 12-15, 2021
Cooking Lake – Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, East of Edmonton, Alberta

77Days 06Hours 57Minutes 16Seconds

Canada’s premier classic-style cross country ski festival

Get outdoors, get active and embrace winter!
Join us for recreational and competitive cross country ski events.

Birkie Friday, February 12, 2021
55 km with pack Torskeklubben Birkebeiner, Islet Lake Staging Area
55 km Birkie Lite, Islet Lake Staging Area
31 km Imperial Oil Birkie Tour, Waskahegan Staging Area

Birkie Saturday, February 13, 2021
55 km with pack Torskeklubben Birkebeiner, Islet Lake Staging Area
55 km Birkie Lite, Islet Lake Staging Area
31 km Imperial Oil Birkie Tour, Waskahegan Staging Area

Birkie Sunday, February 14, 2021
55 km with pack Torskeklubben Birkebeiner, Islet Lake Staging Area
55 km Birkie Lite, Islet Lake Staging Area
31 km Imperial Oil Birkie Tour, Waskahegan Staging Area
1/3 km Barnebirkie family ski, Silver Skate, Hawrelak Park, Edmonton

Birkie Monday, February 15, 2021
13 km Global Edmonton Mini Birkie, Waskahegan Staging Area

You are invited
to join our winter fun

Enjoy a four-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!

Want to make a difference?
Be a valued volunteer!

The Birkie depends on around 500 volunteers to  put on this premiere ski loppet! Make one of the many integral positions, yours!

Become a volunteer

Need a ski lesson?
Take it to the next level

Join 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. Lessons are led by our friendly, skilled and knowledgeable coaches.

Book a Training Session