Premium outdoor-apparel company Canada Goose has opened its first Vancouver storefront at Pacific Centre (701 West Georgia Street).
The 3,900-square-foot flagship stocks more than 200 styles and colourways of Canada Goose items, which includes rainwear, knitwear, and lightweight down jackets. There are also accessories like mitts, scarves, and toques; kids’ and baby items; and limited-edition collaboration pieces and retail-only exclusives like bright-yellow raincoats. The store carries the most comprehensive selection of Canada Goose items in B.C.
A cash desk carved from Vancouver Island–sourced slab of marble—left mostly unpolished to mimic the natural wear of glaciers and icebergs—are among the shop’s references to B.C. Also featured is a curated selection of works by Inuit artists such as Pitaloosie Saila and Shuvinai Ashoona. “This is true for all of our stores, but we really want to find a way to tell an authentic Canadian story,” Josh Zeliger, consumer PR manager for Canada Goose, told the Straight.
Polar bear sculptures crafted from serpentinite—a stone from the Cape Dorset region, which is considered the capital of Inuit art—acknowledges Canada Goose’s longtime partnership with Polar Bears International, a Manitoba- and Montana-based nonprofit that works to protect wild polar bears from endangerment.
Canada Goose’s Vancouver flagship is the Toronto-based brand’s third Canadian store and ninth globally. It joins outposts in Toronto, New York City, Hong Kong, and Calgary. It has plans to launch locations in Montreal and Beijing later this year.
Founded in 1957, Canada Goose is known for its high-performance luxury outerwear, which is developed and manufactured in Canada with harsh Arctic conditions in mind. The company employs fur, down, and shearling in many 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 byproducts.
Check out the images below for a closer look at Canada Goose's new Vancouver flagship.