FAQs for Climb the Wall 2025

When’s the event? Join us February, 2025 (Exact date TBC), 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 Feb, 2025.

What’s the schedule? 

Event Schedule: (Please note that these times are approximate and will be

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 March, 2025 to gather and submit any donations you've collected. Aim to hit your minimum before the Climb date for the best experience!

Where do I pick up my Particpant Package? Participant packages can be collected on the morning of the event in the registration area (located in the lobby) If part of a team, we kindly ask ONLY TEAM CAPTAINS to collect participant packages for all team members and distribute them thereafter. This will help us create a more enjoyable and streamlined registration experience. Individual climbers not associated with a team may still collect their package as normal. 

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? Absolutely! And fueling your fan club is highly important so we have the perfect soluton for you - Brunch Tickets! For $25, your fanclub can come enjoy a delicious catered brunch after their hard work of cheering you on. Check back here closer to the event for the purchase link, or we will also be sending out the information in our Daily Climb newsletters closer to March 2025 as well. 

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 we've got you covered: Water stations are available on the Ballroom level, throughout the stairwell, 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!