Toronto-founded luxury outdoor-clothing company Canada Goose has announced that it will open a store in Vancouver this year.
Situated at Pacific Centre (701 West Georgia Street), the shop will carry Canada Goose’s range of men’s, women’s, and children’s outerwear, knitwear, and accessories, which includes down-filled parkas, bombers, and vests.
The space will tell the brand’s 60-year heritage through a modern, Arctic-inspired design that also incorporates elements of the West Coast. Marble polar-bear figures sculpted by Indigenous artist Jason Carter will acknowledge Canada Goose’s support of Polar Bears International, a Manitoba- and Montana-based nonprofit that works to protect wild polar bears from endangerment.
The Vancouver store, which will be Canada Goose’s third retail location in Canada, is expected to open in time for the holiday 2018 season. The company also has plans to launch outposts in Montreal and Short Hills, New Jersey, before the end of the year as part of a global expansion plan. At the moment, it operates flagships in seven cities, including Toronto and Calgary.
“The experience of shopping in a Canada Goose store is both a walk through our history and an opportunity to discover how we continue to innovate for the future,” Dani Reiss, president and CEO of Canada Goose, said in a media release.
Founded in 1957, Canada Goose is known for its high-performance luxury outerwear, which is crafted in Canada with harsh Arctic conditions in mind. The Toronto-based company employs fur, down, and shearling in the majority of its products, noting a commitment to ethical sourcing and “traceability” on its website, though it's come under fire from animal-rights activists over the years for its use of coyote fur and other animal products.