Registration for the 2024 WWF Climb for Nature is now open — and early fundraisers could win a Costa Rican adventure

Step up for wildlife by climbing the CN Tower’s 1,776 steps on April 20 or 21, 2024

TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2023  – Dust off your running shoes because the WWF Climb for Nature is returning to the CN Tower on April 20 and 21, 2024. Registration for the annual fundraising event, which aims to raise over$1 million for wildlife conservation, is now open at

Those who sign-up and start fundraising early will earn one Early Bird Draw ballot for every $250 raised by March 15, 2024. The winner will receive a nature-packed 9-day trip in Costa Rica, donated by community tourism pioneer G Adventures.

Costa Rica Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park Waterfall
Costa Rica Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park Waterfall © G Adventures Inc.

When people climb the CN Tower, or donate to someone who is, they are helping WWF-Canada restore and protect habitats across the country for barren-ground caribou, monarch butterflies, southern resident killer whales, Chinook salmon, leatherback sea turtles, polar bears and other at-risk species.

Since WWF-Canada held its first ever climb at the CN Tower in 1991, more than 140,000 people have stepped up for wildlife.

Now, with the need for the climb greater than ever — global wildlife populations have declined on average by 69 per cent in the past 50 years — WWF-Canada is expanding the Climb for Nature to include a brand-new event in Vancouver and an option to participate in a self-directed climb from anywhere in Canada.

A young women jogs to the top of the stairwell with children's artwork in the background.
© WWF-Canada

About WWF’s Climb for Nature x CN Tower:

  • Visit to register as an individual or with a team.
  • The climb takes place on Saturday, April 20 from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and Sunday, April 21, 2024, from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Climbers wishing to compete for the fastest time can register for the Elite Climb on Sunday, April 21 at 6 a.m.
  • Participants must be 13 years of age or older on event day to climb the CN Tower.

For photos footage of past climbs, please view here.

About World Wildlife Fund Canada
WWF-Canada is committed to equitable and effective conservation actions that restore nature, reverse wildlife loss and fight climate change. We draw on scientific analysis and Indigenous guidance to ensure all our efforts connect to a single goal: a future where wildlife, nature and people thrive. For more information visit

For further information:
Emily Vandermeer, Senior Communications Specialist
[email protected], 519-616-1556