February 14-28, 2022
Join people from around the world participating in the Canadian Birkie virtually from February 14 to 28, 2022. You can classic ski, skate ski, snowshoe, skate, or skijor. If the snow gods aren’t shining down on your part of the planet, you can roller-ski, cycle, run or walk. You choose your day and your Birkie distance: 2, 4, 8, 13, 31 or 55 kilometres. You also pick your pace and your place!!
Our first Virtual Canadian Birkie in 2021 was such a huge success!! There were 1,110 participants from nine countries who travelled a total of 22,000 total kilometers, halfway around the earth! In 2022 we plan to circumnavigate the entire globe; let’s try to travel together from the North Pole to the South Pole, and back again! Let’s Birkie Baby!!
Your Virtual Birkie includes the opportunity to:
- Win thousands of dollars in prizes in the Virtual Birkie Photo Contest including a two night Canadian Rockies ski getaway grand prize at Castle Mountain Chalets
- Upload your results and see your ranking
- Compete with people around the world
- Download a commemorative bib
- Print an official participant certificate and hang it on your wall
- Access our special Virtual Canadian Birkie Facebook Group
- Contribute to our non-profit’s effort to promote cross country skiing
- Have a great excuse to go outside and enjoy winter
All the above for $20 per person; or
All the above PLUS a Birkie toque for $40 per person. This fashionable, Canadian-made, black toque is 50% Merino wool. Limited quantities.
4 for 3 Deal
Pay only $15 per person when you sign up four people at the same time. You will get up to $20 off for signing up four people! Details here.
Children two to 11 years old during the event pay only $10 per person. Look for the kids deal box upon checkout.
Most Kilometre Group Award
Sign up your family, friends, office, department or organization for the Most KM Group Award. Check it out here.
How it works
Age limits and safety
Safety for our skiers is our number one priority. As such age limits are part of our critical effort to ensure everyone stays out of harms way and gets home safely. See details for age limits for specific ski distances here.
Birkieland will be open 7am-11pm, seven days a week. There are NO Birkie signs, skier support, trail sweep, food/aid stations, or warm-up fires. Skiers at Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area must be self-contained with their own food, drinks, and emergency plan. They must also share the trail with beginner skiers and non-skiers.
No refunds and non-transferable. Click here to see the Canadian Birkebeiner Refund, Privacy and Cancellation Statements.
Processing and transfer fees
A processing fee for registration will be added at the payment stage, and includes a registration system and credit card fee. No sales taxes will be charged. A transfer fee of $1.95 will be charged if you need to change your ski event/distance.
See our frequently asked questions page.