ICON: 001 - The Parka

CANADA GOOSE

Jackets and Parkas

Men's Langford Parka Black

Men's Langford Parka

$995.00 Sold Out

Men's Langford Parka Black

Men's Langford Parka

$995.00 Sold Out

Men's Langford Parka Black

Men's Langford Parka

$995.00 Sold Out

Men's Langford Parka Black

Men's Langford Parka

$995.00 Sold Out

Men's Langford Parka Black

Men's Langford Parka

$995.00 Sold Out

Men's Langford Parka Black

Men's Langford Parka

$995.00 Sold Out

Men's Wyndham Parka Black

Men's Wyndham Parka

$950.00 Sold Out

Men's Wyndham Parka Black

Men's Wyndham Parka

$950.00 Sold Out

Men's Wyndham Parka Black

Men's Wyndham Parka

$950.00 Sold Out

Men's Wyndham Parka Black

Men's Wyndham Parka

$950.00 Sold Out

Men's Wyndham Parka Black

Men's Wyndham Parka

$950.00 Sold Out

Men's Wyndham Parka Black

Men's Wyndham Parka

$950.00 Sold Out

Men's Emory Parka Black

Men's Emory Parka

$1,050.00 Sold Out

Men's Emory Parka Black

Men's Emory Parka

$1,050.00 Sold Out

Men's Emory Parka Black

Men's Emory Parka

$1,050.00 Sold Out

Men's Snow Mantra Black

Men's Snow Mantra

$1,595.00 Sold Out

Men's Snow Mantra Black

Men's Snow Mantra

$1,595.00 Sold Out

Men's Snow Mantra Black

Men's Snow Mantra

$1,595.00 Sold Out

Men's Snow Mantra Black

Men's Snow Mantra

$1,595.00 Sold Out

Men's Snow Mantra Black

Men's Snow Mantra

$1,595.00 Sold Out

Men's Snow Mantra Black

Men's Snow Mantra

$1,595.00 Sold Out

Men's Snow Mantra Black

Men's Snow Mantra

$1,595.00 Sold Out

Womens Rowan Parka Black

Womens Rowan Parka

$1,150.00 Sold Out

Womens Rowan Parka Black

Womens Rowan Parka

$1,150.00 Sold Out

Womens Rowan Parka Black

Womens Rowan Parka

$1,150.00 Sold Out

Men's Constable Parka Black

Men's Constable Parka

$750.00 Sold Out

Men's Constable Parka Black

Men's Constable Parka

$750.00 Sold Out

Men's Constable Parka Black

Men's Constable Parka

$750.00 Sold Out

Men's Constable Parka Black

Men's Constable Parka

$750.00 Sold Out

Men's Constable Parka Black

Men's Constable Parka

$750.00 Sold Out

Men's Constable Parka Black

Men's Constable Parka

$750.00 Sold Out

Men's Banff Parka Black

Men's Banff Parka

$950.00 Sold Out

Men's Banff Parka Black

Men's Banff Parka

$950.00 Sold Out

Men's Banff Parka Black

Men's Banff Parka

$950.00 Sold Out

Men's Banff Parka Black

Men's Banff Parka

$950.00 Sold Out

Men's Banff Parka Black

Men's Banff Parka

$950.00 Sold Out

Men's Banff Parka Black

Men's Banff Parka

$950.00 Sold Out

Men's Citadel Parka Black

Men's Citadel Parka

$995.00 Sold Out

Men's Citadel Parka Black

Men's Citadel Parka

$995.00 Sold Out

Men's Citadel Parka Black

Men's Citadel Parka

$995.00 Sold Out

Men's Citadel Parka Black

Men's Citadel Parka

$995.00 Sold Out

Men's Citadel Parka Black

Men's Citadel Parka

$995.00 Sold Out

Men's Citadel Parka Black

Men's Citadel Parka

$995.00 Sold Out

Men's Maitland Parka Black

Men's Maitland Parka

$850.00 Sold Out

Men's Maitland Parka Black

Men's Maitland Parka

$850.00 Sold Out

Men's Maitland Parka Black

Men's Maitland Parka

$850.00 Sold Out

Men's Maitland Parka Black

Men's Maitland Parka

$850.00 Sold Out

Men's Maitland Parka Black

Men's Maitland Parka

$850.00 Sold Out

Men's Maitland Parka Black

Men's Maitland Parka

$850.00 Sold Out

Men's Rossland Bomber Military Green

Men's Rossland Bomber

$950.00 Sold Out

Men's Borden Bomber Black

Men's Borden Bomber

$850.00 Sold Out

Men's Borden Bomber Black

Men's Borden Bomber

$850.00 Sold Out

Men's Borden Bomber Black

Men's Borden Bomber

$850.00 Sold Out

Men's Borden Bomber Black

Men's Borden Bomber

$850.00 Sold Out

Men's Borden Bomber Black

Men's Borden Bomber

$850.00 Sold Out

Men's Borden Bomber Black

Men's Borden Bomber

$850.00 Sold Out

Men's Chilliwack Bomber Black

Men's Chilliwack Bomber

$850.00 Sold Out

Men's Chilliwack Bomber Black

Men's Chilliwack Bomber

$850.00 Sold Out

Men's Chilliwack Bomber Black

Men's Chilliwack Bomber

$850.00 Sold Out

Men's Chilliwack Bomber Black

Men's Chilliwack Bomber

$850.00 Sold Out

Men's Chilliwack Bomber Black

Men's Chilliwack Bomber

$850.00 Sold Out

Men's Chilliwack Bomber Black

Men's Chilliwack Bomber

$850.00 Sold Out

Men's Bromley Bomber Military Green

Men's Bromley Bomber

$850.00 Sold Out

Women's Beaconsfield Shirt v-white

Women's Beaconsfield Shirt

$475.00 Sold Out

Men's Lodge Jacket Black

Men's Lodge Jacket

$550.00 Sold Out

Men's Lodge Jacket Black

Men's Lodge Jacket

$550.00 Sold Out

Men's Lodge Jacket Black

Men's Lodge Jacket

$550.00 Sold Out

Men's Lodge Jacket Black

Men's Lodge Jacket

$550.00 Sold Out

Men's Lodge Jacket Black

Men's Lodge Jacket

$550.00 Sold Out

Men's Lodge Jacket Black

Men's Lodge Jacket

$550.00 Sold Out

Womens Hybridge Lite Coat Black/Slate

Womens Hybridge Lite Coat

$650.00 Sold Out

Womens Hybridge Lite Coat Black/Slate

Womens Hybridge Lite Coat

$650.00 Sold Out

Womens Hybridge Lite Coat Black/Slate

Womens Hybridge Lite Coat

$650.00 Sold Out

Men's Coastal Shell Jacket Black

Men's Coastal Shell Jacket

$495.00 Sold Out

Men's Canyon Shell Jacket Black

Men's Canyon Shell Jacket

$395.00 Sold Out

Men's Canyon Shell Jacket Black

Men's Canyon Shell Jacket

$395.00 Sold Out

Men's Canyon Shell Jacket Black

Men's Canyon Shell Jacket

$395.00 Sold Out

Womens Timber Shell Jacket Arctic Dusk

Womens Timber Shell Jacket

$395.00 Sold Out

Womens Brookvale Hoody Black

Womens Brookvale Hoody

$575.00 Sold Out

Womens Brookvale Hoody Black

Womens Brookvale Hoody

$575.00 Sold Out

Womens Brookvale Hoody Black

Womens Brookvale Hoody

$575.00 Sold Out

Womens Brookvale Hoody Black

Womens Brookvale Hoody

$575.00 Sold Out

Womens Brookvale Hoody Black

Womens Brookvale Hoody

$575.00 Sold Out

Womens Brookvale Hoody Black

Womens Brookvale Hoody

$575.00 Sold Out

Men's Hybridge Lite Jacket Black

Men's Hybridge Lite Jacket

$575.00 Sold Out

Mens PBI Lodge Hoody PBI Blue

Mens PBI Lodge Hoody

$645.00 Sold Out

Mens PBI Lodge Hoody PBI Blue

Mens PBI Lodge Hoody

$645.00 Sold Out

Mens PBI Lodge Hoody PBI Blue

Mens PBI Lodge Hoody

$645.00 Sold Out

Mens PBI Lodge Hoody PBI Blue

Mens PBI Lodge Hoody

$645.00 Sold Out

Mens PBI Lodge Hoody PBI Blue

Mens PBI Lodge Hoody

$645.00 Sold Out

Women's Camp Down Vest Red

Women's Camp Down Vest

$295.00 Sold Out

Womens Tundra Cargo Pant Black

Womens Tundra Cargo Pant

$495.00 Sold Out

Womens Tundra Cargo Pant Black

Womens Tundra Cargo Pant

$495.00 Sold Out

Women's Ridge Pant Black

Women's Ridge Pant

$550.00 Sold Out

Women's Ridge Pant Black

Women's Ridge Pant

$550.00 Sold Out

Womens Hybridge Lite Skirt White

Womens Hybridge Lite Skirt

$275.00 Sold Out

Womens Down Mitt Black

Womens Down Mitt

$175.00 Sold Out

Womens Down Mitt Black

Womens Down Mitt

$175.00 Sold Out

Womens Down Mitt Black

Womens Down Mitt

$175.00 Sold Out

Womens Down Mitt Black

Womens Down Mitt

$175.00 Sold Out

Men's Down Mitt Black

Men's Down Mitt

$175.00 Sold Out

Men's Down Mitt Black

Men's Down Mitt

$175.00 Sold Out

Men's Down Mitt Black

Men's Down Mitt

$175.00 Sold Out

Men's Down Mitt Black

Men's Down Mitt

$175.00 Sold Out

Lightweight Merino Scarf Military Green

Lightweight Merino Scarf

$125.00 Sold Out

Merino Tassle Scarf Forest Green

Merino Tassle Scarf

$125.00 Sold Out

Aviator Hat Black

Aviator Hat

$350.00

Aviator Hat Black

Aviator Hat

$350.00

Girls Brittania Parka Arctic Tundra

Girls Brittania Parka

$695.00 Sold Out

Kids Grizzly Snowsuit Kids Grizzly Snowsuit

Kids Grizzly Snowsuit

$495.00 Sold Out

Baby Reese Parka Summit Pink

Baby Reese Parka

$275.00 Sold Out

Baby Reese Parka Summit Pink

Baby Reese Parka

$275.00 Sold Out

Baby Reese Parka Summit Pink

Baby Reese Parka

$275.00 Sold Out

Baby Reese Bomber Hyacinth

Baby Reese Bomber

$275.00 Sold Out

Baby Reversible Vest Baby Reversible Vest

Baby Reversible Vest

$175.00 Sold Out

Baby Reversible Vest Baby Reversible Vest

Baby Reversible Vest

$175.00 Sold Out

Men's Workman Glove Black

Men's Workman Glove

$125.00 Sold Out

Men's Workman Glove Black

Men's Workman Glove

$125.00 Sold Out

Men's Workman Glove Black

Men's Workman Glove

$125.00 Sold Out

Canadian Icon: 001

History of the Parka

Traditionally, the amauti is made from a variety of materials including sealskin, caribou or - when extreme warmth is not required

The parka has ancient roots in Canada. Originally made from caribou or seal, the parka was invented by the Caribou Inuit in the Canadian Arctic as a means of warmth and protection from wind and wetness while hunting and kayaking. Certain types of Inuit parkas were regularly coated with fish oil to maintain water resistance.

The traditional parka in Canada’s eastern Arctic is the amauti (also amaut or amautik, plural amautiit). The amauti is designed to carry a child against an adult’s body to utilize body heat and protect the child from frostbite, wind and cold. Traditionally the mother or female caregiver wears the amauti, but fathers or male caregivers may also wear the garment.

Traditionally, the amauti is made from a variety of materials including sealskin, caribou or - when extreme warmth is not required - duffle (a thick woolen cloth) with a windproof outer shell. For thousands of years, children have been held in the hood on the back of amautiit – a tradition that continues in the eastern Arctic communities of Nunavut and Nunavik today. The amauti is also seen in the Northwest Territories, Greenland, Labrador and Alaska.

In the south Baffin tradition, a male who wears an amauti is said to be more successful when hunting for certain species of animals in the following hunting season.

As clothing materials and production techniques evolved in the 1900s, the parka designs advanced rapidly. Manufacturers began to produce parkas that could be shipped easily to remote locations. Synthetic materials were created and utilized to protect against moisture, wind and cold. The Canadian military began to issue parkas to service people in northern climates. Helicopter pilots, scientists, and international film crews also began to adopt the parka as a necessary tool for survival while working in Canada.

As the parka became more widespread, style changes emerged and the amauti-styled pullover parka became nearly obsolete. As consumers adopted the parka en masse, an open front to the jacket became the norm. Demand increased and parka styles continued to diversify. While bush pilots in Canada’s north required bulky, heavy jackets with dedicated gun holster pockets, women in Toronto sought a lighter, more flattering fit. Manufacturers took notice.

Today parkas are available with a great degree of diversification in style and functionality. They range from light pieces worn in the dry, urban winter to parkas that protect the Canadian Rangers in Nunavut from extreme wet and cold.

Perhaps the best-known modern parkas are those made Canada Goose, a Canadian-owned company that has designed parkas for over fifty years. Canada Goose parkas are lauded as the warmest jackets on Earth by mountain climbers and Antarctic researchers who continue to trust Canada Goose to protect them from life-threatening temperatures that surround them.

Canada Goose



Canadians know cold weather - it's a part of our national identity. We live with it, do battle with it and even celebrate its bracing challenges.

That's why Canada Goose has been manufacturing its authentic extreme weather gear right here in Canada since 1957. They test their products in North America too, because there are simply no better judges of the quality of parkas and jackets designed to withstand the coldest temperatures than the people who live and work in them.

From Canadian Arctic Rangers – police forces working in sub-zero temperatures – to US National Science Foundation researchers stationed in Antarctica, to oil rig workers and even Arctic Air pilots, Canada Goose is proud that the most demanding wearers in the world choose to wear Canada Goose.

Inuit Tradition


In 2007 Canada Goose invited two traditional sewers from an Inuit community on Baffin Island to share Inuit knowledge with the Canada Goose design team.

Meeka Atagootak and Rebecca Kiliktee led Canada Goose through an exciting learning process. First they explained why they insisted on reflective strips around the jacket (eight months of the year are spent in total darkness – and it's important that snow machines be able to see you) and why they wanted fleece on the inside of a zipper. They then showed their hosts why zippers were not used on the full length of the jacket and why the shell of the parka should be removable. In the end Meeka and Rebecca helped to create the Baffin Anorak – a one-of-a-kind, truly Canadian parka.

1st Canadian to top Everest


"On my last step towards the summit of Everest my foot fell through the snow. Then it happened again. Finally, on my third try it held and I climbed to the top of the world.

Looking out across hundreds of kilometers, I paused to remember the four men who lost their lives during our ascent. I hoped it might matter to them that a few of us had persevered.

It was cold. Thirty below. But we had the right clothing for the conditions. This gave us some time to take it all in. I shut off my oxygen system and breathed in the ambient air of Everest's summit. It was 9:30am. We had the whole day to get off alive."

—Laurie Skreslet, Climber, speaker, the first Canadian to summit Everest.