Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area


  • Full Moon Birkie Ski

      DecDecember  22, 2018

    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

    For registration details and more information, please visit:

    Fee:  $10 per person
    More Info: 
    • 780-430-7153
  • 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!


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

    No registration necessary.

    Fee:  Free
    More Info: 


  • Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival

      FebFebruary  09, 2019

    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