As the year comes to a close there is a portion of the population that is gearing up for the annual polar bear swim. This tradition happens around the lower mainland and is lots of fun for eager and brave swimmers.

The 2016 Polar Bear Swim in Fort Langley was extremely frigid. (Langley Advance files)

Read more about Langley’s festivities this year here:¬†https://www.surreynowleader.com/community/polar-bears-prepare-for-langleys-new-year-plunge/