CANADA GOOSE AROUND THE WORLD
ON AND OFF SCREEN
Film crews needed gear that would keep them warm during long shoots and in cold climates. Canada Goose was chosen for its unparalleled functionality and warmth. With pockets to store gear, scripts and other essentials and warmth that’s designed to endure the chill of long production days, Canada Goose jackets became the (un)official jacket of film crews anywhere the cold strikes. The brand also made its on-screen debut in two key films: The Day After Tomorrow and National Treasure.
Canada Goose is also an official sponsor of several film festivals around the world, focusing on rising talents and independent filmmakers.
Ten-time Emmy Award winning director Greg Kohs creates compelling documentaries and commercials that take viewers on emotional journeys into the hearts of his subjects. In 2013, Greg spent three months in the wilds of Alaska with Lance Mackey for the feature-length documentary The Great Alone (now being adapted into a feature film). His other films include Song Sung Blue, which the late Roger Ebert hailed as "superb," and AlphaGo, which recently premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival. “I never considered myself much of a writer, so pictures are my way of sharing my vision, literally, with the world,” says Greg.
Greg relies on Canada Goose to keep him warm while filming. He describes the parka he wore for The Great Alone as his ‘living room.’
In the mornings, after we’d camp out, we would want to make a seamless transition from sleeping bag to parka,” says Greg. “And then we’d joke like, Alright, we’re in the living room now, it’s fine. It’s like being in a warm house.”
POLAR BEARS INTERNATIONAL
Rider of icebergs. Sailors of the Floe. Nanuk. Icons of the Great White North. With two thirds of the world’s polar bears living in Canada, these animals are an inextricable part of this country. But due to climate change and declining sea ice, which polar bears rely on as hunting grounds, their natural habitat and very existence is threatened. Canada Goose is a company that’s intertwined with the iconic nature of the northern landscape. Who believe in its responsibility to help secure a future for polar bears across the Arctic. The PBI Collection is a capsule of parkas, lightweight jackets and accessories for adults and kids, made in a signature colour – PBI Blue. This vibrant hue has become a symbol of the expert and important work being done by PBI scientists and conservationists to conserve polar bears and their habitats. Funds from every sale go to PBI to support the conservation of polar bear habitats.
Alysa is passionate about the Arctic environmental and the animals who call it home. She has studied polar bears extensively, and has a B.Sc. in Animal Biology and an M.Sc in Ecology. Her research led her to the role of Director of Conservation Outreach for Polar Bears International (PBI). She is particularly interested in Arctic sea ice, polar bears’ only habitat—as sea ice continues to disappear, polar bears are increasingly coming in contact with humans.
This coming Winter, Alysa will be featured in the documentary Bare Existence, which explores the passionate work of PBI.
“At PBI, we do work in -10, -20, even as low as -30,” says Alysa. “We always have our Expeditions with us. We consider Canada Goose safety gear and there have absolutely been times when I’ve had to wear it. It’s a necessity.”
THE FALL-WINTER 2018 COLLECTION
Canada Goose brings its Arctic heritage and tactical roots to styles designed to be worn in diverse climates with the unveiling of its Fall/Winter 2018 Collection. Debuting 19 new styles that pair protection with comfort, Fall/Winter 2018 introduces new lightweight down styles, reversible bomber jackets and a soft incredibly lightweight fabric that’s soft and exceptionally durable.
The Olympia Parka draws design inspiration from pieces made for the Canadian Forces in the Arctic, including a military-inspired silhouette and a drop down flap with reflective tape for adventures after dusk. The hood zips open at the centre to increase visibility – an adaptive feature used by pilots to increase visibility while flying.
Inspired by the iconic Chilliwack Bomber, The North Shore Bomber for women and Fraser Bomber for men is a new take on one of the brand’s most enduring styles. These reversible lightweight bombers stay true to the shape and fit of the Chilliwack and feature traditional ribbed collar, cuffs and waistband that keeps heat in and draft out.