Nanaimo Winter Events – 58th Annual Polar Bear Swim

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Nanaimo Winter Events-58th Annual Polar Bear Swim

The annual Frank Ney Memorial Polar Bear Swim returns to Nanaimo, now in its 58th year of running! Sponsored mainly by Royal LePage Nanaimo, this is a free event that gives brave souls the opportunity to jump into the freezing ocean on the shot of a flare. Entries of all ages are accepted from 3 1/2 to the oldest participant of 97 years old! A bonfire will be held on the beach as well as a fire inside of the Kin Hut at Departure Bay Beach to help keep everyone warm and toasty. Registration begins at 11:30am, with the swim taking place at 1pm.

Are you brave enough to take a dip in winter waters? If so, this event is for you.

Event Name: 58th Annual Polar Bear Swim

Date: Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Time: 11:30am to 1pm

Location: Departure Bay Beach & Kin Hut, Nanaimo

Contact: Royal LePage Nanaimo

Telephone: 250-756-1132


Official website:

Cost: free.

Featured image credit: By Francesca de Freitas, Licensed by

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