You might expect residents of “the Great White North” to know a thing or two about dressing warmly. Canada Goose was started in 1957, making jackets for Canadian police and military units, filled with down sourced from Hutterite farmers across rural Canada.
So warm and durable were these garments that celebrities (especially Canadian) and others began to wear and promote the brand. Today, Canada Goose manufactures a wide range of jackets, parkas, vests, hats, gloves, and other cold weather apparel, some designed for extreme cold weather.
Hayden Christensen, Matt Damon, Hilary Duff, and Maggie Gyllenhaal, have been seen wearing the jackets, though the company does not offer endorsements. The jackets have also been worn by actors and actresses in movies, including Nicolas Cage (in National Treasure), Jessica Alba (in Good Luck Chuck) and Kate Beckinsale (in Whiteout). In The Day After Tomorrow, Canada Goose’s Expedition Parka is worn by research scientists of the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Actors of the Canadian television series Orphan Black, most notably Tatiana Maslany in the lead role (and as other characters), were seen wearing the brand in several episodes.
Canada Goose products are also worn by researchers and workers in remote, cold-weather regions. Canada Goose supplies parkas for participants in the United States Antarctic Program (USAP).