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26 photos and videos of Vancouver Polar Bear Swim 2016

DH Vancouver Staff Jan 01, 2016 9:14 pm

Thousands of Vancouverites started the New Year “fresh” by plunging into the freezing cold waters of English Bay on Friday afternoon.

The event takes places at English Bay annually on New Year’s Day and is just four years away from its 100th anniversary, which will be in 2020.

Some brave participants wore only a speedo or bikini into the waters while others got creative (there was even a giant multi-person moose costume).

On the shoreline, thousands more watched the spectacle, including friends and family members who were there to cheer on and support their relatives after the dip.

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POLAR BEAR SWIM today in Vancouver to ring in the new year!!! #Betheadventure #gopro #englishbay #polarbear

A photo posted by Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla (@mikeescamilla) on

Polar Bear Sighting // English Bay polar bear swim for 2016. I’m a watcher, not a swimmer

A video posted by Leah Villalobos Bartok (@leahvillabar) on

Polar bear swim ’16

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#polarbearswim #2016 #englishbay #vancitybuzz #vancitybuzz

A photo posted by Pedram S (@pedraminsta) on

  #polarbearswim #2016 January 1st #vancitybuzz #Vancouver   A photo posted by Pedram S (@pedraminsta) on

We took the plunge! Great way to start 2016!!! #PolarBearSwim

A photo posted by Carmina Tioseco (@cammytioseco) on

Who else did the polar plunge today?? @natala.look

A photo posted by Vancity (@vancity) on

A photo posted by Bb (@fadeinout) on

  Polar bear swim ’16   A photo posted by Bb (@fadeinout) on

Polar bear swim ’16

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Polar bear ’16 #thenate @shelby_raae @nateknights #vancity #vancitybuzz A photo posted by Brett (@brettgra) on

Polar Bear Swim Completed , -1 degree seemed like a good way to start 2016 ☃????????

A photo posted by [StephenMcD] (@_stephenmc__) on

#newyears #polarbearswim #cityofvancouver #parksboardvancouver #vancitybuzz #cold A video posted by David Lewis (@david.lewis07) on

| #throwback #englishbay #polarbearswim #2015 #vancouverisawesome #vancitybuzz

A photo posted by ✨Leigh (@virgincaesar) on

Polar Bear Swim 2016 A photo posted by Lisa (@westcoastlis) on

Starting the year with a chilly swim and Vancouver’s 2500 bravest.

A photo posted by Joshua (@joshuahof) on

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