Dozens of people took part in the third annual Fort Langley polar bear swim on Jan. 1.

Here’s a list of polar bear swims in the Lower Mainland

From Hope to White Rock, welcome 2017 with a splash

Looking to wash off the New Year’s Eve hangover, or just take an icy dip to help ring in 2017? Find a polar bear swim near you.


Location: Brae Island Beach

Time: 12 p.m.

Cost: Free


Location: Centennial Beach

Time: Registration at 12 p.m., swim starts at 1 p.m.

Cost: Free


White Rock

Location: White Rock Beach

Time: 12 p.m.

Cost: Free


Location: South Surrey Indoor Pool, 14655 17 Ave

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Cost: Regular drop-in rates


North Vancouver

Location: Panorama Beach in Deep Cove

Time: Live music at 12:30 p.m., swim at 2 p.m.

Cost: Free




The most famous Polar Bear Swim in the Lower Mainland will kick off the New Year for the 57th time.

Location: English Bay
Time: 2:30 p.m.

Cost: Free



Location: Kawkawa Lake

Time: 8:45 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. start

Cost: Free


Translink is offering free transit between 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and 5 a.m. on New Year’s Day.



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