19 Freezing Photos From The Vancouver Polar Bear Swim 2017

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

Approximately 1,500 Vancouverites participated in this year’s Polar Bear Swim at English Bay.

The annual tradition has been held at English Bay since 1920, making it Canada’s oldest Polar Bear Swim event.

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Despite a considerable amount of snow on the ground, it didn’t stop determined locals dedicated to taking a plunge.

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

Photo: Mark Klotz / Flickr

Photo: Mark Klotz / Flickr

 

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

 

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Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

 

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

 

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

 

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

 

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

 

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

 

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

 

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

 

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

 

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

 

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

 

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

 

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

 

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

 

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

 

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

Photo: Samir D Photography / Facebook

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Hamed Amiri

Hamed is a Writer and Editor at 604 Now. He is currently attending Simon Fraser University studying Political Science and Communications. He enjoys writing about sports, nightlife, and anything new happening in Vancouver. In his free time Hamed enjoys to play basketball, read, and catch up on his favourite sports teams.