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News: Canadian Rockies Virtual Birkie Grand Prize!

Canadian Birkie Ski Events
February 12-21, 2021
Cooking Lake – Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, East of Edmonton, Alberta

24Days 11Hours 37Minutes 57Seconds

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.

Read our Birkie Covid Protocols.

February 12 – 21, 2021
4, 8, 13, 31 and 55 km Virtual Canadian Birkie. Your pace, your place.

February 12, 13 and 14, 2021
55 km with pack Torskeklubben Birkebeiner, Islet Lake Staging Area Sold Out
55 km Birkie Lite, Islet Lake Staging Area Sold Out
31 km Imperial Oil Birkie Tour, Waskahegan Staging Area Sold Out
1, 3 km Barnebirkie family ski, Silver Skate at Hawrelak Park Postponed

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

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