Registration opens today for the 2021 Polar Bear Swim but it won’t be taking place in English Bay this year.

The City of Vancouver is encouraging everyone to celebrate at home with the 2021 Polar Bear Dip. While things will look a little different this year, you can still keep this annual tradition alive by joining everyone online with a Digital Dip.

Here is how to participate in the Digital Dip:

  1. On January 1, 2021, fill a tub, kiddie pool, anything with cold water (7°C) and take a cold dip. Get creative!
  2. Share your video and photo online with #PBPolarBearDip2021
  3. Register to receive a commemorative certificate
  4. Send your photo or video to to receive a Polar Bear Swim Club button

Last modified: December 28, 2020

One Response to " Annual Polar Bear Swim Becomes A Dip At Home "

  1. Ben says:

    There will be unofficial polar bear swim at English Bay. It is a public beach. They can’t keep people off it.