About Nordiq Canada’s Ski Nationals

2024 will mark the 12th time the Ottawa-Gatineau region has hosted the Canadian Ski Championships

Karl Baadsvick, in 1933 combined a ninth place finish in the cross country with a second in ski jumping to win the overall ‘blue ribbon’.

The 96th Canadian Ski Championships will take place March 10-16, 2024, at Nakkertok Nordic, and it will mark the 12th time that Outaouais region has hosted the event that first took place on Mont Royal, Montreal in 1921.

Between 1922 and 1930 the event alternated between the Montreal and Ottawa/Gatineau areas, before moving west to Revelstoke in 1931. The Ottawa Ski Clubs hosted the Nationals at Camp Fortune four times at Camp Fortune, with the Cliffside Ski Club hosting the 1924 edition at Fairy Lake in Hull. The Nationals in those years included Alpine, Cross-Country and Jumping events.

The Nationals returned to Camp Fortune and the Ottawa Ski Club five more times, 1933, 1938, 1951, 1953 and 1962. It wasn’t for another 57 years that the Championships returned to the area, this time to the Nakkertok Ski Centre in 2019.

A Junior National Championship class was added in 1951 and a “standalone” Junior Championships was held in this area in 1957, 1964, 1990 and 1995.

The 1990 and 1995 Jr. Nationals saw great performances from future Canadian Olympic medalists, Sara Renner, (4 gold in 1995 Jr. Women) and Beckie Scott (1 gold, 2 silver in 1990, Juv. Girls).

In 2021 the Nationals were slated to return to Nakkertok but were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We look forward to welcoming racers from across the country to the Ville de Gatineau, in Quebec’s Outaouais region. We hope that future Canadian Olympic Medalists will be competing among the competitors at the 2024 Nordiq Canada Ski Nationals.

About ENGNE

ENGNE was created in November 2013 and brings together four major cross-county ski organizations in the region: Chelsea Nordiq, Gatineau Loppet, Nakkertok Nordic, and Club Skinouk. On March 1, 2016, ENGNE had the privilege of organizing the first stage of Ski Tour Canada 2016 at Jacques Cartier Park in Gatineau. Each year ENGNE organizes one or more FIS-sanctioned nordic ski races in the area. For more information, go to engne.ca.

The ENGNE Mission Statement is to host, organize, and promote major events and competitions in the field of cross-country skiing and other related sports activities aimed at offering an enriching experience for all participants and fans, promoting the practice of amateur and competitive sport and a healthy lifestyle, as well as broadening the reputation of Gatineau and the National Capital Region as a sports and cultural destination of choice.