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Polar Bear Swim 2020

Polar Bear Swim

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 now

Contact us

polarbearswim@vancouver.ca

Sponsorship and activation inquiries
Leeza Woo
leeza.woo@vancouver.ca

Did we beat a record?

Polar bear swim statistics

The Vancouver polar bear swim in English Bay in Vancouver is one of the oldest in the world. Find out the number of swimmers and water temperature each since 1976.