Event Info

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

Birkebeiner: February 10, 2024 – CANCELLED.

An important message to all registered skiers and volunteers. The 2024 Saturday Birkebeiner Ski-Events have been cancelled. Virtual Birkie Codes will be issued to all Skiers and Volunteers on February 8, 2024. For more information, read the February 1st newsletters.

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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 


Canadian Birkie events take place in Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, 48km east of Edmonton, right in the middle of the UNESCO Beaverhills Biopshere. Our Nordic Fair, Viking Feast take place at the Broadmoor and Birkie Sunday Barnebirkie in Victoria Park, Edmonton.

2023 Canadian Birkie Details:

Live stream of Birkie Saturday Finish Line

Finish Results

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