Polar Bear Swim


History and purpose

Peter Pantages in 1920 created the "Polar Bear Club". he believed people should swim everyday. so to prove a point on New Year's Day he gathered a few friends willing to go in cold water.
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New Year's Day 1939 Vancouver, Canada.

Activities and traditions.

Now almost a 100 years later people are still jumping into the cold waters in Canada.


People can wear pretty much anything. You could wear anything from a swimsuit to a ladybug costume, You could even dress normally in jeans and a t-shirt.


After running into the freezing water you can either warm up with some hot chocolate or coffee.

Polar Bear Swim

Sunday, Jan. 1st 2017 at 12am


found like anywhere in Canada. BTW the date ^ is the next polar bear swim