The Penguin Plunge is an annual community event in Deep Cove, North Vancouver. Sponsored by Deep Cove Kayak & Coast Outdoors 🐧

We kick off every New Year with a cold ocean plunge at Panorama Park. Live music, Food, and a Bonfire all add to this fun and festive event fundraiser. 2024 marks the 42nd Annual Plunge – North Shore Article.

Fun Fact: The First Penguin Plunge happened on Jan 1st 1983, outside Deep Cove Kayak!

Date: January 1st
Location: Panorama Park
Event Starts: 12:30 pm
Costume parade: 1:30 pm
The Plunge: 2pm

Note: Parking will be difficult on New Year’s Day and we recommend using public transport, carpooling, or parking further afield. Parking info

Registration Booth
You will find a sign-in desk at Penguin Plunge – Come see the nice ladies at the tent just above the playground, and they’ll get you signed up. This is where you can pick up your free Penguin Plunge pin/badge. Penguin Plunge T-Shirts also available.

As done in previous years, all donations will be going towards the Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue (RCMSAR). We are forever grateful for their hard work and for keeping us safe out on the water! We can take any donations at the registration booth.

We look forward to seeing you on January 1st! 🌊

Penguin on a paddleboard with 3 other people smiling while stood in the ocean

Penguin Plunge – History