January 1st,2020 marks the 100th anniversary of Vancouver’s Polar Bear Swim. Join in or watch this annual Vancouver tradition in which thousands of brave souls welcome the New Year by plunging into the icy cold waters of English Bay.
Looking to warm up, grab a bite to eat or continue your celebration with a drink or two? Look no further than our recommended list below:
Comfort food at its finest. It doesn’t get any better than a homemade Australian savory pie served up with mashed potatoes and peas! If you are looking for a filling meal, this is the place.
Address| 975 Denman Street, Vancouver
D’oro Gelato & Caffè
Not afraid of the cold? Why not pick up an ice cream? With a wide selection of freshly made treats, D’oro Gelato & Caffè is the perfect post swim location.
Address| 1094 Denman Street, Vancouver
Website | dorogc.com
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate? Starbucks has you covered. Located at the corner of Denman and Davie Starbucks is just a stone’s throw away from the event. With their comfy seats and great views, this is a great spot to warm up.
Address| 1795 Davie St, Vancouver
Papi’s Seafood and Oyster Bar
Papi’s offers a menu of casual, seafood-focused dishes served in a spacious dining room, oyster bar and outdoor patio overlooking English Bay.
Address | 1193 Denman Street
Website | papisoysterbar.com
The Three Brits
Pint, shot, cocktail? Look no further than The Three Brits. An incredible view of English Bay and an extensive cocktail list. What more could you ask for?
Address | 1780 Davie Street, Vancouver
Website | donnellygroup.ca/three-brits
Please note holiday hours may apply.