Vancouver strips off for annual Polar Bear Swim (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
The frigid temperatures did nothing to deter brave Vancouverites yesterday as hundreds of people took the plunge for the Polar Bear Swim at English Bay.
The annual event to mark the onset of the New Year attracted more than 1500 foolhardy swimmers, some of which dressed up in costume for the occasion.
Take a look below at some of our favourite photos and videos from the event.
So, this just happened: 1500+ polar bears braved our chilly #EnglishBay waters & plunged into 2017. Congrats! #VanPolarBearSwim #Hello2017 pic.twitter.com/wfrRxlDH5e
— Vancouver Park Board (@ParkBoard) January 1, 2017
Kicked off the year with a Polar Bear Dip @ English Bay. #PolarBearDip #englishbay #vancouver #burlesque #superhero pic.twitter.com/hiaU2cJQRI
— Gingersnap Pixie (@GingersnapPixie) January 4, 2016
#polarbearswim #vancouver #polarbearswim2017 pic.twitter.com/uWtaYFNjVm
— Graeme Duffy (@Graeme_Duffy) January 1, 2017