Best Winter Jackets For Extreme Canadian Winters

Text by: Kelsey Begg

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The once voluptuous trees are bare, the air is crisp and the car window scrapers have surfaced. That’s right, it’s that time of year again folks! Winter is approaching and so are the cold temperatures. Instead of hibernating inside your cozy house wrapped up in multiple blankets, wool sweaters and socks, find yourself a warm winter coat that even the iciest, blizzard couldn’t keep you locked inside.

We know that not everyone is a fan of winter because of the cold and in some cities, there are winter enthusiasts but the temperatures are just so cold that going outside is often out of the question. For these folks, we share our collection of the best winter jackets for the extreme cold so you can enjoy your time outside and not feel like a human icicle.

Best Extreme Cold Winter Jackets for Women:

Canada Goose Mystique Parka

The Mystique Parka boasts a long, sleek fit that surrounds your body from head to ankle in supreme warmth. Whether you’re heading for a walk in the woods or you’re commuting to work in a blizzard, you’ll be more than warm thanks to the down insulation. The parka is rated for temperatures as low as -30 so for those who experience harsh winter conditions, the Mystique Parka will help you make the cold weather bearable.


Nobis Morgan Long Down Parka

When winter strikes and the temperatures plummet, a warm winter coat like the Morgan Long Down Parka is a must. This breathable, weatherproof parka features a long fit that falls just above the knees providing full coverage for optimal warmth. When the winter winds pick up, the double drawstring toggle system allows you to tighten the wood to keep it in place while keeping the frigid air out. Insulated with premium Canadian Origin White Duck Down and finished with a removable coyote fur ruff, this parka offers all the warmth without compromising style.


Canada Goose Resolute Parka



The Resolute Parka is similar to the Mantra and the Expedition Parkas in style and also insulated with down for superior warmth in extremely cold conditions. The reinforced design is to provide industrial warmth in harsh conditions so that you can continue your routine even when the temperatures drop. Equipped with multiple features such as recessed, heavy-duty, rib-knit cuffs and reflective tape across the back, the Resolute Parka is made to keep you safe and warm in the coldest climates.


Canada Goose Expedition Parka – Past Season

The Expedition Parka was originally designed for scientists researching at the McMurdo Station in Antarctica so they could be protected from the extreme temperatures. This parka will keep you warm with its down insulation and has an array of large pockets so you have endless storage possibilities. Even the smallest features like a tunnel-shaped hood add to the warmth and performance of this parka. You’ll be so cozy that you won’t want winter to end.


Best Extreme Cold Winter Jackets for Men:

Canada Goose Balmoral Black Label Parka

Canada Goose knows that being warm doesn’t have to compromise style and the Balmoral Black Label Parka is the perfect example. Built for the coldest Canadian winters, this understated parka boasts a stylish look and cut and provides exceptional warmth thanks to its 675 fill power white goose down insulation. It is weather resistant and breathable thanks to the 2-layer Herringbone fabric which it is crafted from and best of all, it’s made in Canada. Get the warmth you seek this winter and enjoy the season in style with the Balmoral parka.


Burton Garrison Down Jacket

If extreme warmth is what you seek for your extreme winter outings, the Garrison Down Parka is ready for the challenge. Insulated with responsibly sourced 800-Fill RDS Down, weatherproofed with GORE-TEX® and crafted with fully taped seams, this parka is ready for more than just your mountain adventures. This bluesign® Approved Product boasts an urban cut and optimal warmth that is everything you need for your urban commutes this winter. 


Nobis Condor Extreme Jacket

The name says it all. The Condor Extreme jacket is designed to provide extreme warmth during the most extreme winter conditions. This jacket is the perfect winter companion and is sure to make a winter lover out of anyone. Ideal for long walks in the park or an evening on the town, the Condor Extreme Jacket features a classy look and is packed full of comfort features that are sure to ensure you enjoy every minute outside this winter.


Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Parka

Whether you’re looking for an alpine storm worthy parka or simply want to bring the alpine look into your daily wardrobe, the Absolute Zero Parka is a sure win. Waterproof, breathable and insulated with 800-fill RDS Certified Q.Shield™ Down, this parka has it all. 




There is 12 thoughts on this article titled “Best Winter Jackets For Extreme Canadian Winters”.

  1. Where might I find a zippered, detachable wired hood extension. It forms a tunnel and attaches to the existing hood – protection from the wind.

    1. Hello Tom, unfortunately, we do not sell these but some jackets are designed with them. This may be something you would have to reach out directly to the brand for.

    1. Hello Alaa, some brands we do ship internationally while others are restricted and cannot be shipped outside of Canada. You can find the shipping restrictions located just below the “Add to Cart” button on each product page.

  2. My resolute Canada goose is incredibly warm. In my experience, it’s like wrapping up in your comforter and braving the cold. It is rather shapeless but makes up for that in warmth.

  3. Canada Goose parkas are amazing. BUT, the Mystique Parka will absolutely not cut it below -30. Even at -20, its not that warm. The cold air comes up through the bottom – there is a split after the zipper ends, and you still need layers underneath. It’s a fitted coat, which also prohibits layers, and tends to make it not as warm as say, the resolute or expedition. Nice city coat. I eventually sold sold mine.

  4. Please make extreme weather coats in bigger sizes for men and women. Small and shorter people can alway but from your children’s line but larger people don’t have a choice. Please help keep people warm and cater to that untapped market.

    1. Hello Debra, thank you for your comment. I agree it is necessary to have a range of models so that everyone can keep warm throughout the frigid winters although unfortunately only being a retailer selling the coats, we have no control over the sizes and styles that are created.

  5. You need to make bigger coats for bigger people in the north. People come in all sizes and they get cold too. Smaller people but the children’s sizes but what do larger adults do? Please cater to these people because they exist.

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