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Polar Bear Swim: Vancouver English Bay


Saturday, December 27th, 2014 — 1:54pm PDT
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The Vancouver Polar Bear Swim returns to English Bay for the 95th year on January 1, 2015. New Year’s Day 1939 + 2011. Archives# CVA 371-836 + Photo credit: Michael Kalus – Michael Kalus Print It was in 1920 that Peter Pantages created the club and the brisk ocean dip has been a New Year’s […]

Vancouver Polar Bear Swim 2014


Monday, December 30th, 2013 — 11:34am PDT
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The Vancouver Polar Bear Swim returns to English Bay for the 94th year on January 1, 2014. Update: If you’re looking for January 2015 events, find them here. New Year’s Day 1939 + 2011. Archives# CVA 371-836 + Photo credit: Michael Kalus – Michael Kalus Print It was in 1920 that Peter Pantages created the […]

North Vancouver Penguin Plunge 2013


Friday, December 28th, 2012 — 10:39am PDT
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An alternative to the 93rd annual Vancouver Polar Bear Swim is the Penguin Plunge in North Vancouver. Presented by Deep Cove Outdoor and Deep Cove Kayak & Canoe, this frosty affair takes place at Panorama Park in Deep Cove on New Year’s Day. To participate, register at Panorama Park on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 starting […]

Vancouver Polar Bear Swim 2013


Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 — 9:54am PDT
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The Vancouver Polar Bear Swim will have its 93rd run on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2013. This free event is open to the entire community and all those brave enough to splash in the waters of English Bay on the first day of the year. Peter Pantages & Miss E Robinson in English […]

Vancouver Polar Bear Swim 2012


Saturday, December 24th, 2011 — 10:30am PDT
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The Vancouver Polar Bear Swim returns to English Bay for the 92nd year thanks to Mr. Peter Pantages. It was in 1920 that Pantages created the club and the brisk ocean dip has been a New Year’s tradition ever since. Peter’s family still carries on the tradition of the Polar Bear Swim Club today. December […]

Vancouver Polar Bear Swim 2011


Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 — 8:24am PDT
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The Vancouver Polar Bear Swim in English Bay is a tradition that is 91 years strong. It all began with 10 swimmers in 1920 thanks to the leadership of Peter Pantages and it grew to welcome over 2,000 participants in recent years. Peter Pantages & Miss E Robinson in English Bay Dec 1927 – Archives […]