Annual Polar Bear Swim

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty is the proud main Sponsor for Nanaimo's Annual Polar Bear Swim. Started by Nanaimo Realty's late founder and former Mayor of Nanaimo Frank Ney. The company will hold the 55th annual Polar Bear Swim this year. As it has been a long Nanaimo Tradition, Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty continues to put on this FREE Community event every year for the people of Nanaimo, and in memory of the companies late founder.

The event takes place every year on December, 26 at Departure Bay Beach. There are prizes for best costumes. The brave souls jump into the freezing ocean on the shot of the flare. We have entries of all ages ranging from 3 1/2 ( with parents) to our oldest annual participate of 97 years old!

As Frank would say, Nanaimo is the jewel of the west. Eight bells and all's well in Davey Jone's locker...

We hope to see you there... 

Here are some photos of our past Polar Bear Swims

crowd shot of Nanaimo Polar Bear Swim

group picture of crowd at annual poal bear swim

Picture of crowd at annual polar bear swim

three people posing for camera

entertainer and swimmers posing for picture

swimmers coming out of the water

swimmers entering the ocean for annual polar bear swim