Our Story

PROUDLY MADE IN CANADA SINCE 1957


We’ve kept 100% of our production at home in Canada because we are committed to outstanding craftsmanship. We believe it’s critical to the integrity of Canada Goose and the quality of our products. We believe that no one can do it better. But there’s a more important reason than that.

Cold weather is part of our national identity, and there are no better judges of the quality of our products than those for whom they are designed -- and by whom they were inspired. We’re proud to have Canadians rely on us for protection in unspeakably cold conditions. We stay in Canada because that’s who we are.

OUR HISTORY


Founded in a small warehouse in Toronto, Canada, over fifty years ago, Canada Goose has since grown to be recognized internationally as one of the world's leading manufacturers of extreme weather outerwear.

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1950

Sam Tick emigrated to Canada and after working as a cutter in other factories, became the founder of Metro Sportswear Ltd. and what would one day become Canada Goose Inc.

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1970

David Reiss, Sam Tick’s son-in-law, joins Metro Sportswear and invents a revolutionary down filling machine. During this time, David started Snow Goose which eventually becomes Canada Goose.

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1982

Laurie Skreslet becomes the first Canadian to summit Mt. Everest. Laurie worked with David to create a “big mountain” jacket for use when guiding. This iconic jacket was updated in 2011.

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1997

Dani Reiss, son of David Reiss, and grandson of Sam Tick, joins the company and soon becomes the president and CEO of Canada Goose.

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2004

Canada Goose has always been the preferred outerwear of film crews. When jackets appeared in the movie “The Day After Tomorrow” the relationship with film grew to a new level.

2007

Canada Goose supports Polar Bears International (PBI). Dani Reiss becomes Chairman of the PBI board of directors and CG launches an exclusive collection from which funds are directed to PBI.

2007

CG publishes the Goose People book to celebrate its 50th anniversary, and launches the concept of “Goose People ”. Their stories demonstrate Canada Goose’s commitment to free people from the cold.

2009

Goose Person Ray Zahab enters the Guinness Book of World Records for his un-supported trek to the South Pole. He completed the journey on foot in 33 days, 23 hours and 55 minutes, the fastest time ever.

2005-2010

Musher, Lance Mackey wins the world’s toughest dog sled races - the Iditarod and the Yukon Quest, four times each and is the only person to ever to win both in the same year, which he did twice.

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2012

Canada Goose is committed to Free People From The Cold (TM) and creating an immersive culture of great values—entrepreneurship, accountability, passion, respect and innovation.

2011

Canada Goose continues to innovate by creating lighter-weight products. The Hybridge Lite wins the prestigious Gear Of The Year award from Outside Magazine.

2010

Canada Goose products are sold in over 40 countries worldwide and a European headquarters is established in Stockholm, Sweden.

THE THERMAL EXPERIENCE INDEX (TEI)


Canada Goose developed the Thermal Experience Index (TEI) to help you find the warmth you want for the experience you seek in each of our products. Whether you need a lightweight jacket for active pursuits or a field-tested parka for the coldest places on earth, this five-point system is designed to help you make the right selection from our expansive collections.

Please note: our Thermal Experience Index is measured in Celsius.


Lightweight for active pursuits.


Ultimate in core warmth, comfort and versatility.


Fundamental warmth fashioned for everyday use.


Inspired by the Arctic and made for enduring daily warmth.


Field-tested for the coldest places on earth.

It’s important to remember that everybody experiences temperature differently and the designations above are guidelines only. They’re intended to help you select the right Canada Goose jacket for your particular need.

When applying our TEI rating, please consider if you are a person who is typically cold, or warm, or very warm normally, and combine that with how you layer your clothing, your level of hydration, amount of sleep and level of activity to determine if this temperature rating would apply to you.

Our Technology

  • Arctic Tech
  • Tri-Durance HS
  • Tri-Durance SS
  • Iso Peak 2L
  • Feather Light 10D
  • Basecamp 20D
  • Tensile Tech
  • Resistor 40D

  • Arctic Tech

    Extreme Conditions


    Our most proven textile designed to stay dry in extreme conditions and climates.

    • Water Resistant
    • Durable
    • Warm
  • Tri-Durance HS

    Dry, Breathable and Durable
    3-Layer Hardshell


    Our Durance laminated 3-layer hardshell fabric with superior bonding and 4-way stretch makes this our most premium, waterproof and breathable shell at the right weight, integrating the utmost in durability and performance. Ideal to thrive in wet conditions during high intensity pursuits.

    • Waterproof
    • Durable
    • 4-way Stretch
    • Breathable
    • Windproof
    • Durance Laminated
  • Tri-Durance SS

    Warm, Breathable and Durable
    3-Layer Softshell


    Our laminated 3-layer softshell fabric with high loft fleece backing makes this 2-way stretch configuration our warmest and most comfortable, waterproof and breathable shell at the right weight, integrating the utmost in durability and performance. Ideal to thrive in the coldest conditions during high intensity pursuits.

    • Water Resistant
    • Durable
    • 2-way Stretch
    • Breathable
    • Warm
  • Iso Peak 2L

    Lightweight and Durable
    2L


    Our Durance laminated 2-layer hardshell eco treated ripstop with stretch functionality is one of our lightest, most durable fabrics ideal for high altitude performance.

    • Waterproof
    • Durable
    • Breathable
    • Windproof
    • Lightweight
    • Durance Laminated
  • Feather Light 10D

    Feather-light and Durable
    10D


    Feather-light durability ideal for layering and high intensity performance.

    • Water Resistant
    • Durable
    • Feather-light
  • Basecamp 20D

    Windproof and Versatile
    10D


    Classic and enduring ripstop construction that has proven the test of time with variable, windproof construction providing the most reliable all conditions performance and versatility.

    • Water Resistant
    • Windproof
    • Versatile
  • Tensile Tech

    Multi-axis stretch and Breathable
    Hardface Fleece


    Soft shell material with dynamic multi-axis stretch that is highly abrasion resistant and breathable.

    • Water Resistant
    • Breathable
    • Multi-axis Stretch
  • Resistor 40D


    The most functional, abrasion resistant, and durable micro-ripstop offered. Ideal for multi-functional use and intense all day activity. Featured in kids collection.

    • Water Resistant
    • Windproof
    • Versatile

OUR MATERIALS

NATURAL PROTECTION.


We use coyote fur around the hoods on our jackets because it never freezes, doesn't hold water, and the uneven hair lengths create a windbreak that protects exposed skin, helping to reduce heat loss from the face. This holds as true in urban environments as much as it does in the high Arctic.

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WORLD'S BEST INSULATOR.


Canada Goose has over 40 years of industry-leading understanding of down insulation technology which allows us to choose the best blends of down to suit the specific requirements of each of our jackets. All of our blends include some Hutterite down, among the most premium Canadian down available. Its ability to retain more warm air than other types of down results in lighter weight jackets that don't sacrifice warmth.

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Our Partnerships

The Conservation Alliance


The Conservation Alliance recently celebrated its 20th anniversary of protecting threatened wild places across North America, with eight new members this year to date, bringing the total membership to 170 companies. Among the additions was Canada Goose, the first Canadian outerwear brand to join the Alliance. So far this year, The Conservation Alliance has protected 10.5 million acres of land and 1,000 miles of rivers, removed one dam, and purchased a popular climbing area. Since its inception in 1989, the Alliance has contributed more than $7.5 million to grassroots environmental groups.

To learn more about the Conservation Alliance visit: www.conservationalliance.com.

POLAR BEARS INTERNATIONAL


With over two-thirds of the world’s polar bear population in Northern Canada and the Arctic habitat in jeopardy, Canada Goose is a proud Platinum sponsor to Polar Bears International (PBI). PBI is a not-for-profit organization devoted to preserving the habitat of polar bears around the world through research and education.

To learn more about Polar Bears International head to: www.polarbearsinternational.org.