Annual CN Tower Climb goes virtual on April 4 and 5

Apr 3 2020, 11:57 am

This weekend, WWF-Canada’s CN Tower Climb for Nature returns for its 30th anniversary. And for the first time, the event is going virtual.

On Saturday, April 4, and Sunday, April 5, climbers will step up for nature by engaging in at-home personal fitness challenges, and sharing their workouts on social media with the hashtag #VirtualCNTowerClimb.

The rules are simple. Participants pledge to get moving for nature and complete their activity on either Saturday or Sunday.

Some ways to get moving include: taking 17,760 steps — the equivalent of about 13 kilometres and the same number of steps up the tower; going up and down stairs 144 times — the same number of flights in the tower; and participating in an online fitness class at home — about 30 minutes will fit the bill.

To make the experience even more interactive, the WWF-Canada has teamed up with the co-owners of Junction Fitness Hub, Dan Jackson and Rebecca Franklin, to take registered climbers through a virtual workout session.

Six classes will be offered over the course of the two-day challenge — at 7 am, 9 am and 11 am both days — so participants can sign up for the session timing that works best for them.

Participants are encouraged to continue to follow local and national social distancing guidelines at all times, including during the challenge. That means staying at least two metres — or the length of a giant panda — away from others.

If you want to partake in the first-ever virtual climb of the CN Tower, it’s not too late to sign up. You can join the challenge here.