In-Person Event

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

This year’s Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge will be held outdoors and in-person at Canada Olympic Park and is open to firefighters (active, retired or volunteer) who want to participate and fundraise. Firefighters must race to the top of Canada Olympic Road at COP and back down while wearing full duty gear.

How it Works

Sign up

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


Fundraise a minimum of $250 in support of Wellspring Calgary to take part in the event.


Train to climb on June 5 outdoors at Canada Olympic Park in full duty gear!

Win Prizes

Firefighters who raise the $250 minimum donation and complete the climb can win prizes.

Who can participate?

The in-person Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge is open to firefighters (volunteer, retired, and paid). Simply sign up to begin fundraising.

What prizes can I win?

Firefighters who raise the $250 minimum donation and complete their climb will be eligible to win prizes.

Where is the event?

This year’s event will take place in Calgary at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park. Firefighters will climb to the top of the West Track Service Road and back down to the bottom. The West Track Service Road is paved and will be closed to the public for the duration of the event.


We have partnered with the Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary West and Four Points by Sheraton Calgary West to offer our out of town guests exclusive room rates for event weekend. Both hotels are conveniently located close to Canada Olympic Park.

Where can I train?

Train by climbing stairs in your community, at your fire hall, at home, on a stair climber, or anywhere stairs can be found! Or, if climbing mountains is more your thing, there are lots of hikes to keep you in shape.

To make it easy, we have compiled a map of some public stairs and hiking trails located around Alberta.

Join us online!

Did you know there is a prize for Best Social Media Presence? We want to see you online! Tag us (or use #yycstairclimb) in training photos on social media, share your story online about why you climb, and encourage others to get engaged too. Follow us on social media for training challenges, fundraising tips, and updates on the event.