5 reasons West Coast wildlife fans will want to climb BC Place’s stadium stands

B.C. is home to some incredible species, from awe-inspiring orcas and elusive spirit bears to Canada’s most endangered mammal, the Vancouver Island marmot. Soon the province will also be home to pandas (aka World Wildlife Fund supporters) when the WWF Climb for Nature makes its Vancouver debut at BC Place stadium on May 26.

Here are five reasons why you won’t want to miss this family-friendly stair climb challenge:

Ariel image of BC Place

The venue is iconic

BC Place has hosted music legends from Taylor Swift to Paul McCartney and some of the world’s biggest sporting events, like the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2010 Olympics, as well as being home field for the Vancouver Whitecaps and BC Lions.

And it can host you, too, by registering for the WWF Climb for Nature x BC Place.

It’s something no one has done before

This is the first time the popular WWF Climb for Nature has taken place in Vancouver and the first-ever stair climb at BC Place. That means you will be among the first to ever conquer this unique course. If you’re a stair master, this is your chance to set a record time.

When you’ve finished climbing the stands, you can commemorate your achievement with a WWF Climb for Nature T-shirt with your climb time, a photo with our panda mascot, and any fundraising rewards you’ve earned.

It’s more steps than the CN Tower

Unlike our CN Tower climb, where participants climb straight up 1,776 steps in an enclosed stairwell, you’ll circumnavigate the stadium’s lower bowl, going up and down the open-air aisles. The single-bowl climb is approximately 3,000 steps and the double bowl is twice around for 6,000 steps. (Take that, Toronto!).

It’s free to register

Thanks to a generous sponsor, the next 1,000 people to sign-up can register for free!

A black bear catching salmon  in the Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada © WWF-Canada / Steph Morgan

You’ll help BC wildlife thrive

Feel good knowing that you’re flexing your fundraising muscles and challenging your quads to help safeguard southern resident killer whales, restore salmon spawning grounds and regenerate forests ravaged by wildfires, reduce underwater noise, and ensure that important marine habitats like the Great Bear Sea are well protected. Every step you take and dollar you raise will help protect and restore important wildlife habitats in BC and throughout Canada.

Let’s step it up for wildlife by conquering the stairs at BC Place

Register to climb the stands of BC Place on May 26, or climb stairs somewhere near you as part of our Climb for Nature x Anywhere.