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From Coast to Coast, Polar Bear Swims in Canada

Brr! The chilly New Year’s tradition continues.

Submitted by Tyee Staff, 3 Jan 2018

 

There’s nothing like kicking off the New Year with an icy plunge.

Canadians do the polar bear swim (Vancouver’s turns 98 this year), but so do many others on Jan. 1. The Scots call theirs the “Loony Dook.” The Dutch call it the Nieuwjaarsduik, “New Year’s dive.”

Check out Canadian Press’s video of swims across the country above.

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