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Polar Bear Swim 2016

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96th annual Polar Bear Swim

All ages, Free

Join thousands of Vancouver Polar Bear Swim club members for the 96th annual Polar Bear Swim at Vancouver's English Bay Beach. Download the registration form and bring it with you to win prizes and receive a Polar Bear Swim Club 2016 badge.

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Date and time

January 1 2016, 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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English Bay Beach



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Register for the swim and enter to win prizes – it's free

Register to get a Polar Bear Swim Club badge and enter to win prizes.

Download the registration form

On January 1, bring your completed form to the registration desk in front of the English Bay Bathhouse from 12:30pm to 2:30pm.

Dress up!

Wear a costumes and compete in the Peter Pantages Memorial 100-yard swim race, or just come out to watch and enjoy the fun!

Bring a donation

Donations of non-perishable food or cash are accepted by the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.