2018 Canadian Birkiebeiner

Enjoy a three-day celebration of cross country skiing and Nordic Legends!

Join fellow Cross Country skiers at the Canadian Birkebeiner on February 9-11, 2018!

The Birkiebeiner 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. Now in its 32nd year, the Birkie continues the tradition of honoring perseverance, courage and fortitude…as well as lots of Nordic Fun for the whole family! Get outdoors, get active, ENJOY winter – we are Canadian and we thrive in the cold.
Whether you are just out to have fun with your friends or family, conquering a personal challenge or competing like the vikings, there is an event for you. Click HERE to read about the different types of events.


Want to volunteer at the Birkie? Click HERE to fill in the volunteer application form.

Birkiebeiner 10 for 10 Club Challenge

Registering for the Challenge

Clubs must be registered with Cross Country Canada and provide club name, address and contact information to the office, along with the full list of 10 members. Email to [email protected] or phone (780) 430- 7153.  Each member registers individually but the entire team must register within a 10-day period to qualify. http://canadianbirkie.com/10-for-10-club-challenge/

Price of Registration
Best to register early and take advantage of the early-bird rates. The price of registration is the current price, minus 10%. http://canadianbirkie.com/registration/
Host hotel
• Radisson Hotel and Convention Centre Edmonton  4520 76 Avenue, Edmonton, AB www.radisson.com Ph: (780) 468-5400 Toll free 1-800-661-5193 or book online using promo code: Birkie
• Standard Double Room and two breakfasts, $112 plus taxes or
• Executive Double Room (recommended) and two breakfasts, $124 plus taxes
• Rates valid up to January 25, 2018
• Located close to the Nordic Fair venue and central to both Edmonton and Sherwood Park
• Birkie shuttle available to the Long Start area (UCHV) by registration with the office email ([email protected])
Other hotels that offer us group rates will be posted on the website:
Birkie Weekend/Where to Stay


Birkie shuttle available to the Long Start area (UCHV) from the host hotel by registration with the Birkie office email ([email protected]).   
Nordic Fair / Registration Package 
Pick-up: Friday, February 9, Noon – 8 p.m.
NEW LOCATION Woodvale Community Facility located at: 
4540 – 50 St. Edmonton
This is an opportunity to visit our sponsors’ and partners’ booths, pick up a Birkie souvenir or two, get the latest waxing advice, watch waxing demos, and enjoy a sample of Alley Kat beer as you catch up with ski friends. There will be ski waxing space available for Club Challenge participants.  This is where you pick up your Registration Package as well.
The Vikings’ Feast 
Saturday, February 10, Doors at 6pm, Feast at 7 pm.
NEW LOCATION Woodvale Community Facility located at:
4540 – 50 Street, Edmonton
In true Birkebeiner tradition, join our Vikings’ Feast! Enjoy great food and drinks, awards, door prizes and more. A chance to relax with new and old Birkie friends and to share your tales of the day. 
Meet and Greet
Friday night meet and greet reception at our host hotel will be available for all competitors.
For additional information

Website:  www.canadianbirkie.com

Birkie Office: (780) 430 7153