Need a break, but don’t want Starbucks? Go to the Calgary Courts Centre and get a different kind of pick-me-up.

Hop on one of 12 courthouse elevators and rise 24 storeys at four metres per second, according to Kevin Riedel with OTIS.

Come back down in only 32.5 seconds.

With glass on three sides, you can take in the elevator’s mechanics and, when you reach the top, a great view of downtown.

Since this is a courthouse, you and your handbag, jacket, and belt will be screened upon entry into 601–5 St. SW.

Cameras and recording devices are a no-no; don’t bring them!