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Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival

  • Cooking Lake - Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival and Elk Island National Park, Edmonton, Alberta
  • T: 1-780-430-7153
  • February 9 2018 to February 11 2018

Grab a thermos of hot cocoa and come cheer on more than 1,400 cross-country skiers as they whip around the loppet at speeds of over 20 km/h! The Canadian Birkebeiner is Canada’s largest classic cross country ski event and takes place the second Saturday of February every year. If you want to get in on the action, trade in your hot cocoa for a set of skis and take on the Birkie yourself—don’t worry, there are events for all levels of skiers. Listen to family and friends roar as you glide across the final stretch of track before falling into a blanket of white snow. The fatigue only lasts an hour or so, but the sense of accomplishment and appreciation for one of winter’s oldest sports will last forever.

55 km Torskeklubben Birkebeiner with pack
55 km Spencer Environmental Birkie Lite
31 km Erika's Tour
29 km Skate Ski
13 km Mini- Birkie
2.5 km or 4 km Ole's Tour presented by E Construction