We are all set to fill the stairwells on Earth Day, April 22.  The 26th Climb for Wilderness in support of Alberta’s wilderness and wildlife will be held at the beautiful, iconic, energy-efficient Bow Building in the heart of Calgary courtesy of Cenovus Energy.

When you climb the stairs on April 22, you are helping to make a difference in some of Alberta’s least protected regions, such as our grasslands and wild prairies, as well as for the wildlife that depend on healthy habitat, including grizzly bears and endangered caribou.

The climb to the top of the Bow Building consists of 1,188 stairs and 54 floors. Climbers of all ages and abilities are invited to climb anytime between 8:30 am and noon on Saturday, April 22. Climbing will take an average climber 25 minutes to complete, with information about conservation work in Alberta guiding you up the stairwells.

At the top, climbers will be greeted with majestic views and a great suite of activities including live music, activities for kids, mascot Smoky the Bear, a premiere showing of  images of Wild Alberta captured on screen by Alberta photographers, as well as coffee and treats for purchase from Visionary Catering. Outstanding prizes are available for top fundraisers and fastest climbers.

Confirmed dignitaries in attendance include:

  • 100 year young climber Dr. Richard Guy
  • MLA Dr. David Swann, Leader of the Liberal Party of Alberta
  • MLA Dave Rodney, PC Opposition House Leader
  • NDP MLA  Graham Sucha
  • US Consul General Tom Palaia

Climbers should register in advance of arriving at the Bow Building at www.ClimbforWilderness.ca. A detailed FAQ section is provided at the same website.

Climb for Wilderness is known as one of the very best Earth Day events. Earth Day is about taking time to celebrate where we live, the outstanding natural resources we have in Alberta and the people who make a difference to the wilderness legacy we will leave.

Richard Guy

Centenarian and Climber – Dr. Richard Guy

See related videos:

​ Centenarian Climbs for Wilderness

​ Abigail’s Story about Climb for Wilderness

Thanks to corporate supporters

Cenovus Energy
Gord’s Running Store
Canadian Western Bank
WDX Courier
Visionary Catering
Alberta Prairie Railway
Group 933
Kananaskis Delta Hotel
Calaway Park
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site
Westside Recreation
Albino Muppet Photography
Higher Ground Café
Steam Whistle Brewing
Telus Spark
​The Calgary Fla​mes

and all
Volunteers and Climbers
for making this an
Earth Day event.

Thanks to all those
​climbing and
representing their
school, church,
business, family or
in memory of
someone special

Amber Shurb-Beach
Anytime Fitness
Anytime Fitness Silverado
Astute Environmental
Athena Environmental Consultants Ltd.
Alberta Wilderness Association
Banded Peak
Bear Country Inn, Wanham
Brennan Family
Build Studio
Calgary Transit Team CT
Connect Charter School
CrossFit Pyro
Dillon Consulting Limited
Fifth Avenue Place Chiropractic and Massage Therapy
Free Life Photography
Graham Construction & Engineering LP
Grbavac Family
Justin Havre & Associates
Livestock Water Recycling Inc.
Madeleine d’Houet
Mantra Wellness Centre
Mountain Equipment Co-op
MZED Immigration Consulting Services, Inc.
Peak Consulting Ltd.
Plc pacu
Queen Elizabeth School
Team Wilton
Team CT Calgary Transit
Unitarian Church of Calgary
University of Calgary
Wild Rose Brewery Ltd
Wildwood Dental
Zeidler BKDI Architects

and the friends and family climbing

In memory of
Amber Shurb-Beach