The Nova Scotia Provincial Championships is a two day event with races for all ages and abilities. Some skiers will choose competitive races, while many select recreational “fun skis” – there’s something for everyone. Be inspired by watching Nova Scotia’s national-level competitors, bunny rabbits, grand-masters, and first-timers.

Nova Scotia has been celebrating ski racing for over 50 years at the Provincial Cross-Country Ski Championships. The event has been hosted by cross-country ski clubs annually, at various locations throughout the province.  Skiers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate and experience the camaraderie inherent in this long-standing event.  

Itineraries are unique every year. Events may include: socials after race days, draw prizes, medals for victors, special take-aways for participants, or optional meal options. Additional facts below:

· Host – NS XC Ski Club, Variable

· Ages – All

· Date – February 2021, TBC

· Location – Nova Scotia, TBC

· Abilities – First-Timer-to-Expert

· Eligibility – Everyone

· Distances – 1km-20km

· Start – Mass + Individual

· Timed – Yes

· Style – Classic + Freestyle

· Fee – Nominal

Check the 2021 Provincials date in our Events Calendar.


Provincial Championships hold many stories of inspiration, fun, and personal bests. It’s also where we celebrate our fastest. We take the time to acknowledge what’s not captured through the lens – youngsters who leave more inspired after observing senior competitors compete, grand-masters who impact everyone around them by demonstrating the value of skiing for life, and perhaps an increased belief in sheer human spirit as the crowd cheers an out-of-town youth through to the finish. Come out for the full experience in 2021.


Celebrating his 70th at Provincials

April 17, 2020 – Skiing into his 70’s, Jim Blanchard is inspiring many around him. He completed two days of racing at the 2020 NS Provincials – just a few days after his 70th birthday. Previously, Jim has skied at the same events as Bryan Scallion, and completed the Konig Ludgig Lauf (Germany) 55km event, three times. Jim waxes his…

Bryan Scallion Award – Daniel Murray

2 x Gold at Provincials by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, July 1, 2020 f Cross Country Nova Scotia is proud to announce North Highland Nordic’s Daniel Murray as the recipient of the 2020 Bryan Scallion Memorial Award for the fastest male skier at the Nova Scotia Cross-Country Ski Championships.  Murray achieved the top male aggregate time, calculated across two…

Bryan Scallion Award – Fiona McClure

Fiona McClure competes at the 2020 Provincials. Fiona’s mother overlooks the start before she participated as well. Fastest at Provincials by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, July 6, 2020 f Cross Country Nova Scotia is proud to announce Halifax Nordic Ski Club’s Fiona McClure as the recipient of the 2020 Bryan Scallion Award for the fastest female skier at the…


Provincials simply brings out everyone’s best – our volunteers, skiers, and supportive fans. Press play to enjoy a few highlights. The 2020 Provincials included a friendly community 5 km event. Be sure to join us in 2021.

2020 Provincial Championships Highlights

They skied their hearts out! We’re proud to see moms, dads, out-of-town friends, visiting club members, youths, seniors, and even canine companions who enjoyed a day in the great outdoors amongst skiers.

We Race – Youths at 2020 Provincials

We are reminded of the joy racing brings to thousands of youngsters across the country. Youths love racing and experience many benefits such as: friendship, time management, sense of community, fun, resilience, leadership, love of the sport, and independence. Why do you love racing?


Celebrating ski racing for more than 50 years at the Nova Scotia Provincial Championships. 

More photos coming soon. If you have historic photos to contribute, please contact nsxcski@gmail.com.