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!


Follow in the footsteps of Sean Hutton and past schools below and show that students from coast to coast to coast 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: 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 School
  • Oak Lake, Man.: Oak Lake Community School
  • Ottawa: Lady Evelyn Alternative School, Mary Honeywell Elementary School
  • Staynor, ON.: Clearview Meadows Elementary School
  • Toronto: Alexander Muir/Gladstone Ave Jr & Sr Public School, Claude Watson School, George Anderson Public School, Malvern Jr. Public School
  • Victoria: Strawberry Vale Elementary
  • Whistler: Myrtle Philip Community School
  • Whitby, ON.: St John the Evangelist Catholic School