Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area

Activities & Events

Trails

  • Check our latest trail report.
  • The Trails page has descriptions of all trails in Cooking Lake-Blackfoot.
  • More than 170 kilometres of trail originate from four staging areas.
  • Trails are generally moderate or intermediate, in terms of difficulty. 
  • There are several shelters, toilets and a few bus-stop type shelters located along the trails. 
  • Trails are multi-use; signage identifies use restrictions. Every trail intersection has a trail map.
  • Garbage containers are NOT provided along trails or in backcountry areas.  Please pack out all garbage.
  • Low areas may contain water during spring runoff and wet weather.
  • Read our safety tips.

Activities

 

  • Full Moon Birkie Ski

      DecDecember  22, 2018
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    Join us for the FULL MOON BIRKIE Ski! This is your chance to enjoy a ski in the heart of Birkie-land under the blue moon.

    • 2 to 12 km ski tour on track-set trails
    • Fat Bike demo courtesy of United Cycle
    • Live owl exhibit on Dec 22
    • Wildlife interpreter
    • Patrollers and sweep
    • Hot chocolate and snacks
    • Event is weather dependent - check Birke website for latest updates
    • Dress appropriately.  Opportunity to warm up in a back country shelter at the half-way point will be available.

    See the following website for more details 

    Where:  Waskahegan Staging Area Day Use
    When: 6:00 PM
    Registration: 

    For registration details and more information, please visit: http://www.canadianbirkie.com/full-moon-birkie/

    Fee:  $10 per person
    More Info: 
    • 780-430-7153
    • ski@canadianbirkie.com
     
  • Birke Hot Chocolate Sundays

      JanJanuary  20, 2019

    Bring your cross country skis and train on the track-set trails in Birkieland. On the three Sundays leading up to our Birkie ski festival, the Friends of the Blackfoot and the Canadian Birkebeiner Society will provide you with a warm fire and complimentary hot chocolate! At the February 3rd event they will also cook you up a hot dog too!

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    Where:  Waskahegan Staging Area Day Use
    When: 11:00 AM
    Registration: 

    No registration necessary.

    Fee:  Free
    More Info: 

    780-672-7274

     
  • Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival

      FebFebruary  09, 2019
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    Check the Canadian Birkebeiner website  to register and for information on other Birkie festival events like the Vikings Feast and Nordic Fair.

    Registration opens October 10!

    Where:  Cooking Lake-Blackfoot PRA, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Elk Island National Park  Waskahegan Staging Area Day Use
    When: 10:00 AM
    Fee:  Varies
    More Info: 
    • 780-430-7153
    • ski@canadianbirkie.com