9 Polar Bear Swim Events in B.C. You Should Know About

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New Year’s Eve is just a few short days away and that means it is time to celebrate!

For many 2017 represents a fresh start, an opportunity to start from scratch. One way you can start is by participating in a local Polar Bear Swim.

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Many people know about the annual Polar Bear Swim that takes place at English Bay on January 1st every year. Asides from this one, there are a few more taking place across British Columbia.

British Columbia Polar Bear Swim Guide 2017

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Downtown Vancouver

  • When: Sunday, January 1st, 2017
  • Where: English Bay – 1700 Beach Avenue
  • Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free! T-Shirts to commemorate the event are $25 (available at the event)

 

Interior

  • When: Sunday, January 1st, 2017
  • Where: Nicola Lake, South Central Interior
  • Time: 2:00 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

 

White Rock 

  • When: Sunday, January 1st, 2017
  • Where: White Rock Beach
  • Time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

 

Tofino

  • When: Sunday, January 1st, 2017
  • Where: North Chestermans Beach, Tofino
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

 

Powell River

  • When: Sunday, January 1st, 2017
  • Where: Willingdon Beach – 4845 Marine Avenue, Powell River
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

 

Port Alberni

  • When: Sunday, January 1st, 2017
  • Where: Canal Beach, Port Alberni
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

 

Delta

  • When: Sunday, January 1st, 2017
  • Where: Centennial Beach – 489 Boundary Bay Road, Delta
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

 

Vernon

  • When: Sunday, February 12th, 2017
  • Where: Kalamalka Lake Beach – Kalamalka Lake Road, Vernon
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

 

Scotch Creek

  • When: Sunday, January 1st, 2017
  • Where: Shuswap Lake, Scotch Creek
  • Time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

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