For Firefighters Only


This section is specific to firefighters who are taking part in the stairclimb challenge.

Event Details

This event takes place at THE BOW building in downtown Calgary (500 Centre Street SE).  The climb will take approximately 4.5 hours from the first climber to start the climb to the last climber to exit the building.  Firefighters will start their climbs approximately 20 seconds apart.  Teams from the same fire department and City will be grouped together around the same start time.  A bag-check area where you can drop off personal items and street clothes will be located near THE BOW (exact location TBA).


7:30am  Bag Check/ Race Package Pick Up / Cash & Cheque Donation Drop-off opens
8:15am  Opening ceremonies
9:00am  Firefighters start the climb
2:00pm  The last firefighter finishes the climb
2:30pm  Closing and Awards Ceremony

There will be a BBQ for firefighters from approximately 10:30am to 2:30pm.

Due to space limitations and for safety reasons, spectators are not allowed inside THE BOW building during the climb.  There will be a jumbotron on the street in front of the BOW where friends & family can watch you cross the finish line on floor 55.

Filming and photography are prohibited in the stairwell during the climb. Cell phones, cameras, and selfie sticks are strictly forbidden.  Go-Pros are allowed as long as they’re securely fastened to the climber’s gear.


For our out of town guests, our preferred hotel is Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre.  Located in beautiful downtown Calgary,  Alberta, the Sandman Hotel is ready to host you and your family with an exclusive event rate.  Hotel reservations can be made starting in January 2019. To make yours, please click here.


In addition to your personal challenge of climbing  775 feet (on top of 3400 feet of elevation), you’ll be climbing to raise funds and awareness for an important local charity, Wellspring Calgary.  For every $150 you raise one Wellspring member will have access to free programs and resources for an entire month.  Your climb will make a real difference in the lives of people affected by cancer. Thank you!  

How to fundraise

Your Personal Fundraising Page

Once you register, you will be provided with a personal fundraising page. Here you can track your progress, post your picture and story, tell us why you’re climbing and fundraising for the event.  You’ll also be able to send a fundraising link to friends, family, and colleagues asking for donations.

Social Media

Are you on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram?  Use social media and the hashtag #YYCStairclimb to tell your family and friends about your participation in the climb, to ask for donations, and to increase awareness of Wellspring.