FAQs for Climb the Wall 2024

When’s the event? Join us on Sunday, March 24, 2024, at the Sheraton Wall Centre for an unforgettable experience! Check-in will open at 8am!

When’s the deadline for registration? Online registration is open until noon, Sunday, March 17th, 2024.

What’s the schedule? 

Event Schedule: (Please note that these times are approximate and will be updated prior to March 24th)

8:00am Check-In open  
8:30 am Brunch Open
9:00 am  Firefighters Welcome Parade
9:15 am First Wave of Climbers to Start Line
9:30 am Entertainment: DJ Andy and Circus West 
9:40 am Second Wave of Climbers to Start Line
10:15 am  Third Wave of Climbers to Start Line
10:45 am  Fourth Wave of Climbers to Start Line 
12:00 pm  Awards for Fastest Climb Times & Top Fundraisers 
1:00 pm  Last Call for Brunch and Photos 

Is this a seated event? Absolutely! The Glow in the Dark Party Brunch provides available seating, without assigned seats, allowing participants to enjoy the festivities at their convenience.

Will there be food and drink at the event?  Certainly! Indulge in delicious catering provided by the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.

Can children participate? Certainly! Children under 18 are welcome, accompanied by an adult guardian throughout the event.

Is there a fundraising minimum? Yes, indeed! Each climber is required to raise a minimum of $225 individually or maintain a team average. We sincerely appreciate your support as these funds contribute directly to advancing the BC Lung Foundation's mission in providing support for those living with lung disease in BC.


What's the fundraising deadline? You've got until April 15th, 2024 to gather and submit any donations you've collected. Aim to hit your minimum before the Climb date for the best experience!

Can I pick up my challenge package, ahead of time? Packages can be collected at the BC Lung offices, 2567 Oak Street, Vancouver, on March 21st and 23rd. We strongly encourage Team Captains to pick up packages in advance to ensure a smoother start time for everyone. 

What time does the event start, and when should I be there? Doors swing open at 8:00 am. Check for your “wave” start time on the website, posted two weeks before the event.


Where do I park my car?

  • The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre offers a spacious pay-parking garage.
  • Street parking is available adjacent to the hotel.
  • Valet parking is also an option at the hotel.

Can friends and family come to watch me climb? For friends and family wishing to celebrate with you, we're delighted to extend the brunch-only option for $50. To secure spots for your guests, please reach out to us at events@bclung.ca with the names of your family and friends. We will process individual payments upon confirmation.

Can I climb in a different wave than I was assigned? Yes, just let us know before the day of the event if you want to switch waves.


Let's Talk Climbing Etiquette!

  1. Show off your race number: Stick it to the front of your shirt—bonus points for style!
  2. Stay hydrated, but not in the stairwell: Water stations are available on the Ballroom level, 15th floor, 29th floor, and at the top of your climb. First aid stations are also in the stairwells.No water bottles please. 
  3. Leave the backpacks at home: No fanny packs or child carriers either. We've got a coat check with our vigilant volunteers.
  4. Need a hand? We've got you: Stairwell monitors and medical folks are on available and here to help. Spot them by their radios!
  5. Pass on the left, say 'PASSING!': It's like driving, but vertical. Be polite as you climb!
  6. Elevate your descent: Take the elevator down. Need to bail early? Ask a volunteer for an exit assist and ride down to the Grand Ballroom. No sneaky stair shortcuts, please!

Now, let's climb and have some fun!