Saturday, April 27, 2019
The Bow Building
500 Centre St SE, Calgary, AB

Climb for Wilderness

Climb for Wilderness is Alberta Wilderness Association’s annual Earth Day event at the Bow Building. This event provides you the unique opportunity to climb 1,204 stairs inside the Bow tower. There will be displays where you can learn more about Alberta’s wilderness, wildlife and wild waters. Children’s activities and opportunities to learn about wildlife are an important part of the day. You will have a terrific time!  As well you can be eligible for outstanding prizes if you choose to fundraise.

People of all ages, and athletic ability are welcome to participate. If you are aged 2 to 102 this is your Earth Day event.

You can begin your climb at any time between 8:30am – 11:30 am on April 21, 2018.

Package Pick-up

Pick up of your gate pass and t-shirt will be at the event on April 21 when you check-in at the registration desk – there is no advance package pick up.


Event Time
Registration Opened December 18, 2017
Registration Closed April 21, 2018
Event Day April 21, 2018
Registration Desk 8:00am
Climb – at any time between 8:30am – 11:30am


Thank you for your interest in volunteering for this fun and challenging event. Each year, more than 100 volunteers are involved in the Climb for Wilderness event; from initial planning to cleaning up the last detail, weeks after the event is over. We are excited to have you join our enthusiastic team, and help us make this an extremely successful event for Alberta Wilderness Association.

In appreciation of your time, all volunteers receive a special volunteer Climb for Wilderness T-Shirt and an enjoyable experience in support of Alberta wilderness, wildlife and wild waters.

The Climb for Wilderness raises funds for the ongoing conservation work of AWA. Each volunteer’s participation means we will be able to create a greater awareness of wilderness in Alberta, how important it is to all of us, and how we can protect it for generations to come.

We are fortunate that our slate of volunteers is complete at this time; thank you to everyone who has volunteered.  If you are interested in this event, please register and we will see you on the stairs!


Registration Open Dec 18, 2018

Registration Closed Apr 27, 2019

Event Day Apr 27, 2019


Registration Desk 8:00am

Climb 8:30am - 11:30am

Please note: A $5 surcharge will be added for registering the day of the event.

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