Polar Bear Swim

Polar Bear Swim. Photo courtesy of Manda Aufochs Gillespie

Plunging in to the New Year

We ran across a frozen field of grass that felt like broken glass on our feet and stumbled into the sauna. Within 10 minutes, I was convinced that a new tradition had been created.

Polar Bear Swim and street soccer: Sarah Blyth's rocking new year

Sarah Blyth of the Vancouver parks board is once again braving the cold waters to ring in the new year.

Vancouver, like never before

The wonderful world of Vancouver through the eyes of our Flickr contributors.

2011 began with a splash at the Polar Bear Swim

Vancouverites braved the chilly waters at Stanley Park Saturday to participate in the 91st annual Polar Bear Swim.

90th Annual Polar Bear Swim at English Bay

Kick start 2010 and wash the 2009 cobwebs off by taking a dip in English Bay on New Year’s Day. The 90th annual Polar Bear Swim takes place at 2:30pm on January 1. Registration begins at 12:30, swim...