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Polar Bear Walk

Register for a Polar Bear Walk to have fun while fundraising for Arctic wildlife


Polar Bear Walk

Every year, polar bears in Hudson Bay walk up to 5,000 km across the Arctic sea ice in the search for food and to raise their cubs. But the sea ice on which they depend is changing, and in some cases, disappearing altogether.

Sean Hutton was just seven years old when he started the first Polar Bear Walk in 2013. Thousands of primary and secondary students from coast to coast to coast have joined Sean in walking with polar bears, raising more than $10,000 for wildlife.

Host a walk with your students on International Polar Bear Day, February 27, or any day during the months of February and March in support of Arctic wildlife. Register to get started.

Get Inspired

Follow in the footsteps of Sean Hutton and join these schools to show that students across Canada can help protect the habitat of polar bears and other Arctic wildlife.

  • Ancaster ON: Fessenden Elementary School
  • Barrie ON: Sir William Osler Public School
  • Brucefield ON: Huron Centennial Public School
  • Calgary AB: Nelly McClung School
  • Campbell River BC: Pinecrest Elementary
  • Dartmouth NS: Ian Forsyth Elementary School
  • Guelph ON: École élémentaire catholique St-Noël-Chabanel
  • Hamilton ON: Balaclava Public School
  • Kitchener ON: Pioneer Park Public School
  • Markham ON: Black Walnut Public School, Stonebridge Public SchoolOak Lake, MB: Oak Lake Community School
  • Ottawa ON: Lady Evelyn Alternative School, Mary Honeywell Elementary School
  • Staynor ON: Clearview Meadows Elementary School
  • Toronto ON: Alexander Muir/Gladstone Ave Jr & Sr Public School, Claude Watson School, George Anderson Public School, Malvern Jr. Public School
  • Victoria BC: Strawberry Vale Elementary
  • Whistler BC: Myrtle Philip Community School
  • Whitby ON: St John the Evangelist Catholic School


Key Dates

  • February 27, 2024
    International Polar Bear Day
  • June 28, 2024
    Deadline to record your impact

Look At How We're Doing

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