Ole's Tour presented by E Construction

Choose between a 2.5 km or 4 km - a fun, un-timed event, great for families!

All Short Course Events (13 km and 4/2.5 km Ole's Tour) start and finish at Waskehegan Staging Area in the Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area.

Getting There
There is no parking at the Start/Finish Line. Skiers and spectators MUST PARK at Bethel Transit Terminal (Broadview Rd, Sherwood Park). Free shuttle buses run continuously between
Bethel Transit Terminal and Waskehegan from 8:30 am until 5:30 pm. Buses leave when they are full (about every 10-15 minutes) and the ride takes approximately 30 minutes.
Once You're There
  • Dress appropriately in layers and bring extra clothing and wax for changing weather. 
  • Snacks and drinks are available in the Festival Tent. 
  • Indoor washrooms are not available, but there will be outdoor portapotties. 
  • Bring a duffle bag or backpack to keep your warm clothing and other items in for use after the race. In your race package you will find a tag and zip tie to attach it to your clothing bag. It is very important to clearly mark your BIB NUMBER on your tag. You can leave it at the Clothing Tent in the Finish Line/Stadium Area.
  • Pulks (sleds) at the back please
Getting to the Start Line – Ole’s Tour

Access to the start is behind the Festival Tent, past the picnic shelter to the "Short Starts" in the big field (please see Stadium map).  Plan on a 10 minute walk to the Start Line


Start Times

10:55 am Official Program at Start Line

11:00 am Start of 2.5 km or 4 km Ole's Tour

What are the routes for Ole’s Tour 2.5 or 4 km?
Loop course starts from field east of the Waskehegan Stadium out to Neon Lake and back. Course is mostly gentle hills and flat. Choose your distance at the start line or as late as the split on the course to go 2.5 km or 4 km

Download Ole’s Tour 2.5 km course map
Download Ole's Tour 4 km course map
    Getting back
    A free shuttle bus service runs from the Finish Line/Stadium area back to vehicles at Bethel Transit Terminal parking lot. Runs continuously all day until 5:30 pm.

    Spectators or family wanting to pick up finishers
    There is no parking at the event site. Spectators can park at the Bethel Transit Station in Sherwood Park (shown here on the Venues Map), and take a free shuttle bus to and from the finish line.