Canada Polar Bear Swim
January 1, 2020
A polar bear plunge is an event held during the winter where participants enter a body of water despite the low temperature. In Canada, polar bear swims are usually held on New Year’s Day to celebrate the new year. Vancouver, BC’s annual Polar Bear Swim Club has been active since 1920 and typically has 1,000 to 2,000 registered participants, with a record 2,128 plunging into English Bay in 2000.