Join hundreds of dippers and thousands of spectators at Coronation 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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Registration Options

Click here to create your registration page and start fundraising today. Pay your fee now and it's only $25 to dip!

Prices go up to $30 on December 21st.

Or you can download and print your paper registration form here and pay your $30 at the park on January 1st.

Water for Water

Funds raised at the 2020 event will improve the health and safety of children and their families by providing clean, healthy water in communities in Rwanda.

Polar Bear Dip Videos

2017 Video (Kevin September) | 2017 Recap (Dave Keystone) | BT Part 1 | BT Part 2 | 2017 ad | Drone Video | Rick Mercer | Courage Brothers in Rwanda