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CN Tower Climb: 11 conservation successes over 25 years

Since the first WWF CN Tower climb in 1991, over 103,000 people have climbed 183,000,000 steps and raised millions for WWF-Canada’s conservation work, resulting in amazing conservation results. Join us this year on April 25 & 26 and help us create a future where people and nature thrive.

Here are 11 success stories made possible in the last 25 years because of our dedicated supporters.

1.  1000+ protected areas across Canada (1990 – 2000)

South Nahanni River, Northwest Territories, Canada

The South Nahanni River winds through mountains, Nahanni National Park Reserve, Northwest Territories, Canada. © Tessa MACINTOSH / WWF-Canada

2.  White Pelican, Sea Otter, Peregrine Falcon and Swift Fox populations in recovery (1990-2009)

Sea otter, British Columbia, Canada

A rare sighting of a Sea otter (Enhydra lutris) in the coastal waters near Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada. © WWF-Canada / Chad Graham

3.  North Atlantic Right Whale, Burrowing Owl and Piping Plover populations stabilized (1990 – 2009)

Burrowing owls, Canada

An adult Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) with three juveniles at burrow entrance, Canada. © Wilf SCHURIG / WWF-Canada

 4.  World’s largest freshwater reserve established – Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (2003)

Lake Superior National Marine Protected Area, Ontario, Canada

A view from the Sleeping Giant overlooking Lake Superior National Marine Protected Area, Ontario, Canada.© GaryAndJoanieMcGuffin.com / WWF-Canada

5.  Shipping lanes in the Bay of Fundy moved to protect endangered right whales (2004)

North Atlantic right whale, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada

North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) off Grand Manan Island, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada. © Barrett&MacKay / WWF-Canada

6.  The first marine protected area in Atlantic Canada established – The Gully (2004)

Northern bottlenose whale and calf, The Sable Gully, Canada

A Northern bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus) and calf in The Sable Gully, Atlantic Ocean, off Nova Scotia, Canada. © Robyn BAIRD / WWF-Canada

7.  Black Footed Ferret reintroduced in Saskatchewan (2009)

Black-footed ferret, Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada

A Black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) emerging from its protective sheath after being released into its natural habitat at Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada. © WWF / Troy Fleece

8.  Sustainable seafood commitment from Canada’s biggest buyer and seller of seafood – Loblaw (2009 – 2015)

MSC-certified salmon, on a shelf at Loblaw. ©Loblaw Companies Limited.

MSC-certified salmon, on a shelf at Loblaw. ©Loblaw Companies Limited

9.  Stringent requirements upheld for oil drilling in the Arctic (2012 – 2015)

Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) juvenile shaking off snow after rolling around on the pack ice. © naturepl.com / Steven Kazlowski / WWF

Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) juvenile shaking off snow after rolling around on the pack ice. © naturepl.com / Steven Kazlowski / WWF

10.  Water levels and their impact on freshwater species included in BC Water Sustainability Act (2014)

Sockeye salmon, British Columbia, Canada

Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) swimming upstream in the annual migration in the Adams River, British Columbia, Canada. © Garth Lenz / WWF-Canada

11.  50 million hectres of forests certified to global FSC standard in Canada (2015)

These successes would not have been possible without our supporters.  Feeling up for the physical and fundraising challenge that the CN Tower Climb offers?  Register today and rally for wildlife!


  • kathy

    i went to cn tower stair climb start at 6:00!!!!!