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12 Polar Bear Swim Events In BC You Should Know About (Guide)

Polar Bear Swim

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Some can bear the cold and others relish it.

It’s been a tradition across BC to kick off 2018 with a polar bear swim. Brave souls take the freezing plunge into frigid waters.

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Here’s a complete guide of swims taking place across British Columbia

Polar Bear Swim Events Across BC

Vancouver

When: Monday, January 1st, 2018
Where: English Bay, Vancouver
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Delta

When: Monday, January 1st, 2018
Where: Boundary Bay
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

Coldstream

When: Sunday, February 11th, 2018
Where: Kalamalka Lake
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free

Victoria

When: Monday, January 1st, 2018
Where: Esquimalt Lagoon
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Cost: By donation

Kitimat

When: Monday, January 1st, 2018
Where: Kitamaat Village Boat Launch
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

Powell River

When: Monday, January 1st, 2018
Where: Willingdon Beach
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Cost: By donation

Squamish

When: Monday, January 1st, 2018
Where: Newport Beach (Nexen)
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

Scotch Creek

When: Monday, January 1st, 2018
Where: Shuswap Lake Provincial Park
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

North Vancouver

When: Sunday, January 14th, 2018
Where: Cates Park Concession
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Cost: Free

Tofino

When: Monday, January 1st, 2018
Where: Chesterman Beach
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free

Black Creek

When: Monday, January 1st, 2018
Where: Saratoga Beach
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

White Rock

When: Monday, January 1st, 2018
Where: White Rock Beach
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

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