2018 Polar Bear Swim


Jan 1


English Bay , Vancouver




The annual Polar Bear Swim happens on January 1st @ 2:30pm at English Bay.   Come dressed in to costume and don’t forget to also register for the Peter Pantages Memorial 100 yard swim race for your chance to win great prizes!
Before you head out, keep these tips in mind:
  • If you have a heart problem – just watch.
  • Children must swim and stay with an adult.
  • Please leave your dog at home.
  • Do not drink – alcohol does not warm you up – it accelerates hypothermia.
  • Do not stay in the water longer than 15 minutes. Body heat is lost 25 times faster in water than in air.
  • Do not remove your clothing until swim time. The swim will be started by a flag and siren.
  • Entrants in the 100-yard race – meet in the front line on the north side (Stanley Park side) of the enclosure.
  • After you swim, pick up your commemorative button at the large polar bear or at the registration table.
  • Warm up with coffee or hot chocolate.

Admission: Free

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Date: Monday January 1st, 2018


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