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Thousands Strip To Take Chilly Plunge at Vancouver Polar Bear Swim (Photos)

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Photo: Samir Das / 604 Now Flickr Pool

Vancouver came, saw, and conquered the chilly waters of English Bay for the annual Polar Bear Swim.

The 99th edition of the event took place on the morning of January 1, and attracted thousands of people.

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

The Vancouver event was one of many that took place across the province. White Rock residents and visitors were sadly forced to find a new location this year however as a result of the recent wind storm damage. Organizers plan to host the 50th anniversary swim next year on January 1, with hopefully a renovated pier.

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