Polar Bear Dip

Polar Bear Plunge Kicks Off New Year In The Most Canadian Way

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.01.2017 | Canada

It's an annual tradition.

The Polar Bear Dip Is A Truly Canadian Rite Of Passage

Brett Tarver | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada Living
Brett Tarver

I was convinced it would be a cold day in hell before I would even think of doing one. But that all changed suddenly last year. I allowed myself to be swept up by polar bear dip fever at work. It was fun, kinda like pledging for a fraternity. It took me back to the carefree days of my youth.

Make A Bolder, Colder Resolution To Give Clean Water

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 12.30.2016 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

An exasperated mom told them to "go jump in the lake." Todd and Trent Courage did what their mother told them. And three decades later, funds raised by the hundreds of dippers running into Lake Ontario this January 1 are expected to bring the dip's lifetime total to $1.4 million dollars for water projects in Rwanda.

Where To Take A Polar Bear Dip Across Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Living

Take the plunge!

LOOK: B.C. Polar Bear Swimmers Are Crayzee

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 01.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Thousands of swimmers in bathing suits and costumes in B.C. braved frigid waters for a Canadian New Year's Day tradition (though "swimming" would be s...

Hundreds Take The Icy Plunge

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.03.2013 | Canada

OAKVILLE, Ont. - Hundreds of hardy Canadians welcomed the new year Tuesday with a splash into icy waters at Polar Bear Dip events across the country.A...