Vancouver’s annual Urban Grind is returning to the city for 2018.
The 633-step climb takes place at Vancouver’s Harbour Centre and takes climbers to the tower’s iconic Lookout observation deck.
The observation deck is perched at the top of the building, 28-storeys high, and sits 553 ft (169 m) above street level.
The indoor climb is opened annually to the public in March. Participants can make the climb once a week, on March 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.
There’s a $5 entry fee to participate as many times as you wish during the day and upon reaching the top, participants receive a free beer and a $5 voucher for the Harbour Centre’s food court.
The Urban Grind is considered to be the indoor, city version of the Grouse Grind; an indoor alternative that provides a finishing view that’s almost as beautiful. Upon completing numerous flights of stairs, participants are rewarded with a 360-degree, panoramic view of Metro Vancouver.
That said, the climb is only a fifth of the actual grind – consider scaling it several times if you’re looking to get the full effect.
Dates: Every Tuesday in March (on March 6, 13, 20, and 27)
Times: Anytime between 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Location: Harbour Centre (access through lobby at 555 West Hastings Street, Vancouver)