Swimmers dash for the water at Saratoga Beach in the annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim.

New Year’s polar bear swim

Annual New Year's Day dip at Saratoga Beach held under cold but sunny conditions

  • Jan. 1, 2017 8:00 a.m.



A group of hardy New Year’s Day revellers took the plunge into the frigid waters of Georgia Strait today as part of the annual Polar Bear Swim at Saratoga Beach south of Campbell River.

Sunny skies and beautiful snow-capped mountains provided the setting for the annual plunge.