About Polar Bear Walk

Every year, polar bears in Hudson Bay walk up to 5,000 kilometres 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.

To help the polar bears that make their home on the ever shrinking expanse of sea ice, Sean Hutton founded the first Polar Bear Walk in 2013 when he was just seven years old! Thousands of primary and secondary students from coast to coast to coast have joined Sean in walking with polar bears, raising over $10,000 for wildlife.

This school year, 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!



Register today and raise $350 online by March 31, 2020,* to earn a ballot in the draw to win a Q&A session with Brandon Laforest, WWF-Canada polar bear expert, and a visit from our Panda mascot!

Every $350 you raise by March 31, 2020, equals an additional ballot entry. In other words, the more you fundraise, the better your chances will be to win!

*Anyone who self-donates will not be eligible for a tax receipt due to CRA guidelines that restrict the provision of a tax receipt for those who may receive a benefit for their donation, including being entered into a prize draw.

See full contest details here.



1.Register for Polar Bear Walk with Living Planet @ School

Sign into your dashboard for downloadable resources to help.

2.Pick a date and design your route

Whether it’s on or before International Polar Bear Day, pick a date that works best for your students.

3.Create your online fundraising page or fundraise offline

Note: To be eligible for a ballot in our draw, your walk must have an online fundraising page with a minimum of $350 recorded by March 31, 2020

4.Invite your school and local community to join you

Spread the word about your walk with our downloadable event posters

5.Collect toonies and fundraise for Arctic Conservation

Ask every walker to donate at least one toonie. Small change can make a big difference for wildlife. And, to say thank-you for going above and beyond for nature, there are great prizes and rewards for our fundraisers. The more you raise, the greater rewards you can earn. See the Fundraising Tips resource for support.

6.Gather at your meeting place and start walking

You may want to organize one or more meet up areas near your school or in your community so you can walk together.