Bronte Beach Park - 45 West River Street in Oakville

Join hundreds of dippers and thousands of spectators at Bronte Beach Park in Oakville as they take the plunge into the icy cold waters of Lake Ontario to help provide clean water in developing countries through World Vision Canada.

Whether you come to The Courage Polar Bear Dip to enjoy the live music and festival atmosphere with family and friends, take part in the dip as a wild way to ring in the New Year or join us dressed in your craziest costume to win prizes and later see yourself on the news, it is all for a great cause!

Net proceeds from the Courage Polar Bear Dip have been given to World Vision Canada since 1995. In that time over $1,819,000 has been raised and has funded clean water projects around the world.

Canada's Largest Polar Bear Dip for Charity

663 Million

663 million people do not have access to clean drinking water.


A well can reduce child mortality
in a community by 65%

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Amount raised since 1995 to fund clean
water projects around the world.


helps provide clean water to
a child and their community.


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Due to unsafe conditions from rock buildup in and out of the waters edge at Coronation Park, the Courage Polar Bear Dip will be held on the sandy shores of Bronte Beach Park in Oakville

Bronte Beach Park - 45 West River St. Oakville


Online registration is now closed but you can register at Bronte Beach Park on January 1st starting at 12pm.

Download and print your paper registration form here or fill it out at the registration desk when you get to the park.

Drop off your completed form, pay your $30 registration fee (cash, debit, credit and cheques made out to World Vision Canada are all accepted) and you will get your dipper wristband, t-shirt, certificate and swag bag full of goodies from our supporters.

Those who previously registered online will simply check in at the registration desk to pickup their items.


Polar Bear Dip Videos

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