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English Bay Polar Bear Swim

English Bay Beach
Vancouver, BC

Phone: 604-665-3418
URL: www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/parks/events/polarbear/2008/index.htm

The Vancouver Polar Bear Swim Club is one of the largest and oldest Polar Bear Clubs in the world. Its first initial swim was in 1920 when a small number of hardy swimmers took the plunge into English Bay on New Year's Day.Today, the swim takes place at2:30 pm on the first day of each new year. Costumes and the Peter Pantages Memorial 100 yard swim race are the highlights of this event