Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Polar Bear Swim
Take an invigorating dip in English Bay to celebrate 100 years of this annual New Year’s Day event.
Whether you decide to take the plunge or just want to cheer on the polar bears, it’s surely the best way to start off the year.
Jump into 2020 with a splash
Enjoy musical entertainment, food trucks, and more.
Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 12pm to 4pm
English Bay Beach
The actual Swim takes place at 2:30pm.
Register for a chance to win a 1-month Flexipass and a limited edition Polar Bear Swim prize pack! Registered swimmers will also receive a commemorative certificate, which will be emailed to them after the event.
Official Polar Bear Swim merchandise
Pre-order your official 2020 Polar Bear Swim merchandise.
Sponsorship and activation inquiries
Did we beat a record?
Find out the number of swimmers and water temperature each year since 1976.