Event Info

Canadian Birkie Ski Festival
Festival | February 9-24, 2024

Birkebeiner: February 10, 2024.

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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:

Live stream of Birkie Saturday Finish Line

Finish Results

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.

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!

Now Open!

Birkie Training Groups Dryland Training to start in September

Start training for your Birkie in September, whether this will be your very first 8 Km or eighth 55 Km! Add Dryland Training to your existing activities or sign up to motivate you for this season’s race. Dryland Training includes ski-specific strength and core exercises, balance and aerobic training, weekly goals for training activities and how to incorporate them into your current pre-snow pursuits, as well as ski walking/bounding using proper classic ski technique. Catch the excitement and inspiration by training with other Birkie-lovers! You must have at least 2 years of skiing experience to participate. 

New this year: Wednesday Evening Training starting September 13.

Fall Dryland Training Registration is OPEN!

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 Birkie swag?
Our online store will be back by popular demand!

The Canadian Birkie Ski Festival is excited to be partnering with GoLogo to offer an online merchandise store for our 2024 festival. 

Stay tuned for re-opening details later in the fall.