Virtual Canadian Birkie

February 2023

Join people from around the world participating in the Canadian Birkie virtually. You can classic ski, skate ski, snowshoe, skate, or skijor. If the snow gods aren’t shining down on your part of the planet, you can roller-ski, cycle, run or walk. You choose your day and your Birkie distance: 2, 4, 8, 13, 31 or 55 kilometres. You also pick your pace and your place!!

Your Virtual Birkie includes the opportunity to:

  • Win thousands of dollars in prizes in the Virtual Birkie Photo Contest including a two night Canadian Rockies ski getaway grand prize at Castle Mountain Chalets
  • Upload your results and see your ranking
  • Compete with people around the world
  • Download a commemorative bib
  • Print an official participant certificate and hang it on your wall
  • Access our special Virtual Canadian Birkie Facebook Group
  • Contribute to our non-profit’s effort to promote cross country skiing
  • Have a great excuse to go outside and enjoy winter

All the above for $20 per person; or

All the above PLUS a Birkie toque 
for $40 per person. This fashionable, Canadian-made, black toque is 50% Merino wool. Limited quantities.

Register Here

4 for 3 Deal

Pay only $15 per person when you sign up four people at the same time. You will get up to $20 off for signing up four people! Details here

Kids Deal

Children two to 11 years old during the event pay only $10 per person. After you put your child’s age on the registration form, the online system automatically deducts  off $10 off your order in the checkout section.

Most Kilometre Group Award

Sign up your family, friends, office, department or organization for the Most KM Group Award. Check it out here

How it works

  1. Sign up online by selecting your distance and activity before deadline. 
  2. Check off the box to be included in the free prize giveaways and contests  
  3. Complete your event during time period
  4. Upload your results and course map before midnight.
  5. Tag @canadianbirkie, #VirtualBirkie and #LetsBirkieBaby Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Virtual Canadian Birkie Group, or send photo to Photo Contest details here
  6. Check out how you rank online
  7. Print off your certificate and hang it on your wall!

Age limits and safety

Safety for our skiers is our number one priority. As such age limits are part of our critical effort to ensure everyone stays out of harms way and gets home safely. See details for age limits for specific ski distances here.

Birkieland will be open 7am-11pm, seven days a week. There are NO Birkie signs, skier support, trail sweep, food/aid stations, or warm-up fires. Skiers at Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area must be self-contained with their own food, drinks, and emergency plan. They must also share the trail with beginner skiers and non-skiers.

No refunds 

No refunds and non-transferable. Click here to see the Canadian Birkebeiner Refund, Privacy and Cancellation Statements. 

Processing and transfer fees

A processing fee for registration will be added at the payment stage, and includes a registration system and credit card fee. No sales taxes will be charged. A transfer fee of $1.95 will be charged if you need to change your ski event/distance. 

Got questions?

See our frequently asked questions page.

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