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Canadian Birkie Ski Festival
February 10-27, 2023

-293Days -13Hours -14Minutes -22Seconds

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.

February 10 Birkie Friday
Nordic Fair and Bib Pick-Up, Woodvale Facility
February 11 Birkie Saturday
Long Start, Ukrainian Village
Short Start, Waskahegan Staging Area
Finish Line, Waskahegan Staging Area
Vikings Feast, Woodvale Facility
February 12 Birkie Sunday
Barnebirkie, Silver Skate, Hawrelak Park

Registration now open!

You are invited
to join our winter fun

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!

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

Want to ski your best Birkie?
Do it with a Training Group

Join one of our Birkie Training Groups designed to help you conquer your first Birkie or improve your 30th! If you are an experienced skier beyond complete beginner (beginner lessons are offered by local ski clubs), you will enjoy the challenge, instruction, and camaraderie of our training groups. Classes are taught by experienced trained Instructors who will help you achieve your goals.

Register for a Training Group