About the Event

Raising awareness and support for firefighters and all citizens living with cancer.

This year, the Stairclimb is gearing up to be our biggest and most exciting event yet! The 10th annual Firefighter Stairclimb will be held in person at Calgary’s tallest tower, Brookfield Place. At this year’s event, firefighters will get the chance to climb 57 stories and 1,370 steps in modified firefighter gear*, while raising money for Wellspring Alberta.

How it works


Sign up as an individual or team. A $50/person donation will secure your spot.


Fundraise a minimum of $250 to take part in the event. There are prizes for the top fundraisers!


Climb 1370 stairs on June 9 in modified gear* at Brookfield Place in Calgary.

*Modified gear includes NFPA 1971 boots, helmets, SCBA (provided), and your choice of issued utility gear, uniform, station wear, or coveralls/protective jumpsuits. Read more.

The cause

This event spotlights firefighters and underscores the risks they take every day when they go to work. It also reflects how Wellspring Alberta’s mission relates to the important work they do. Proceeds from the Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge ensure Wellspring Alberta can provide programs and services to firefighters and all citizens living with cancer. Wellspring Alberta also proudly gifts a portion of event proceeds to support the Firefighters Assistance Charitable Society (FACS).

Where can I stay?

We have partnered with The Westin Calgary Airport to offer our out-of-town guests exclusive room rates for event weekend. Space is limited, so book early to get the rate!

How can I volunteer?

The Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge is only possible thanks to a dedicated and passionate group of volunteers who help on event day. From bag check, to tank removal, our volunteers help with all aspects of the live event!

Who can participate?

The Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge is open to firefighters (volunteer, retired, and paid) who are 18 years or older. Simply sign up to begin fundraising.

What prizes can I win?

Participants who raise the minimum of $250 are eligible for prizes for top fundraisers and fastest climb.