Event Info

New event: Biking like a Viking, July 23. Find out more here

Canadian Birkie Ski Festival
Mark the Date | February 9-24, 2024

-464Days -10Hours -1Minutes -23Seconds

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 


2023 Canadian Birkie Details:

February 10
Nordic Fair and Bib Pick-Up

February 11
In-Person Birkie Events
Live stream of Birkie Saturday Finish Line

Finish Results
Vikings Feast

February 12

February 13 – 27
Virtual Canadian Birkie

February 18
New Moon Birkie

Canadian Birkie events take place in Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, 48km east of Edmonton. Our Nordic Fair, Viking Feast and Birkie Sunday Barnebirkie in Edmonton.

Register Here

Want Birkie swag?
Our online store is back by popular demand!

The Canadian Birkie Ski Festival is excited to be partnering with GoLogo to offer an online merchandise store for our 2023 festival. 

Our online store will be re-opening from February 1 – 28, 2023. Stay tuned for details. 


I Want Birkie Merchandise!

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 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

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