Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival
The Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival is Canada’s largest classical format cross-country ski festival! Join hundreds of skiers and replicate the 800-year-old legend of the rescue of Norway’s infant heir to the throne.
The Canadian Birkebeiner takes place at Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area which boasts a legendary cross-country ski trail system. Modern day Birkebeiners ski the long distance events from Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, a provincial historic site on Highway 16, through Elk Island National Park, to the Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area.