Polar bear swim, Vancouver 2024 - Polar bear skating on ice with flippers on

Polar Bear Swim – January 1, 2024

Thanks for celebrating the new year with us at English Bay for the 104th Vancouver Polar Bear Swim. We look forward to seeing you again in 2025.

What's happening​​​​​​Order your 2024 Polar Bear Swim commemorative merchandise

Polar Bear Swim merchandise - sweatshirts, toques, and t-shirts

Commemorative merchandise, like hoodies, toques, and t-shirts is available for purchase online.

Order merchandise

How to participate in the swim

  1. On January 1, 2024, join your fellow polar bears at English Bay for the annual cold dip and receive a button.
  2. Share your video and photo online with #VanPolarBearSwim
  3. Register to receive a commemorative certificate

Contact us

polarbearswim@vancouver.ca​​​​​​​

Did we beat a record?

Polar bear swim statistics

Find out the number of swimmers and water temperature each year since 1976.