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History of the National Championships in BC

The first true National Cross Country Ski Championships, or Dominion Championships as they were called then, were held February 20, 1921 at Côte-de-Neiges Hill on Mount Royal in Montreal. The Dominion Championships moved west for the first time in 1931, however no easterners attended.  The National Championships have been continuous since then with the exception of 1941-46 (inclusive), when the events were not held because of World War II.

Until 1955, the Championships was one individual race of 18 km (give or take a kilometer or two). The Championships male-only status came to an end in 1954 when a women's 9 km event was added. However, the women's event was not an annual occurrence until 1963. 

 Host Sites - British Columbia

Year         LocationClub
1931RevelstokeRevelstoke Ski Clubn
1952VancouverGrouse Moutain Ski Club
1958KimberleyKimberley Ski Club
1961RevelstokeRevelstoke Ski Club
1964RevelstokeRevelstoke Ski Club
1966Prince GeorgeHickory Wing Ski Club
1971Prince GeorgeHickory Wing Ski Club
1973Prince GeorgeHickory Wing Ski Club
1975Burns LakeOmineca Ski Club
1981McBrideYellowhead / Hickory Wing Ski Club
1989Burns LakeOmineca Ski Club
1991VancouverNordic Racers
1995VernonNorth Okanagan Cross Country Ski Club
1996          Burns Lake        Omineca Ski Club
Year         1931
LocationRevelstoke
ClubRevelstoke Ski Clubn
Year         1952
LocationVancouver
ClubGrouse Moutain Ski Club
Year         1958
LocationKimberley
ClubKimberley Ski Club
Year         1961
LocationRevelstoke
ClubRevelstoke Ski Club
Year         1964
LocationRevelstoke
ClubRevelstoke Ski Club
Year         1966
LocationPrince George
ClubHickory Wing Ski Club
Year         1971
LocationPrince George
ClubHickory Wing Ski Club
Year         1973
LocationPrince George
ClubHickory Wing Ski Club
Year         1975
LocationBurns Lake
ClubOmineca Ski Club
Year         1981
LocationMcBride
ClubYellowhead / Hickory Wing Ski Club
Year         1989
LocationBurns Lake
ClubOmineca Ski Club
Year         1991
LocationVancouver
ClubNordic Racers
Year         1995
LocationVernon
ClubNorth Okanagan Cross Country Ski Club
Year         1996          
LocationBurns Lake        
ClubOmineca Ski Club

In 1954 the National Championships program entered a new era with the introduction of a championships for junior skiers.

 Host Sites - British Columbia

Year         LocationClub
1969Prince GeorgeHickory Wing Ski Club
1977Burns LakeOmineca Ski Club
1984KamloopsOverlander Ski Club
1988100 Mile House100 Mile Nordic Ski Society
1991Prince GeorgeCaledonia Nordic Ski Club
1996100 Mile House100 Mile Nordic Ski Society
1999SmithersBulkley Valley Cross Country Ski Club
Year         1969
LocationPrince George
ClubHickory Wing Ski Club
Year         1977
LocationBurns Lake
ClubOmineca Ski Club
Year         1984
LocationKamloops
ClubOverlander Ski Club
Year         1988
Location100 Mile House
Club100 Mile Nordic Ski Society
Year         1991
LocationPrince George
ClubCaledonia Nordic Ski Club
Year         1996
Location100 Mile House
Club100 Mile Nordic Ski Society
Year         1999
LocationSmithers
ClubBulkley Valley Cross Country Ski Club

In 2001, the program again took a new direction, this time combining the National Championships and National Junior Championships into one super event.

Host Sites - British Columbia

Year          Location            Club
2005Prince GeorgeCaledonia Nordic Ski Club
2008WhistlerCallaghan Valley Cross Country Ski Club
2013WhistlerCallaghan Valley Cross Country Ski Club
Year          2005
Location            Prince George
ClubCaledonia Nordic Ski Club
Year          2008
Location            Whistler
ClubCallaghan Valley Cross Country Ski Club
Year          2013
Location            Whistler
ClubCallaghan Valley Cross Country Ski Club