Winter is coming. That means preparing for mountains of snow, temperatures dropping far below zero and freezing cold gusts of wind. Whether it’s trekking through the backcountry, or taking on snow-covered city streets, Canadians know how brutal winter can be. 

That doesn’t mean we run from the cold, it just means we need to be prepared. Ski jackets, winter parkas, bomber jackets, and puffer jackets – whatever the style, whatever the purpose, winter apparel has to keep you warm. Keeping that in mind, here’s our selection for men and women of some of the best winter jackets for extreme Canadian winters.

Best Men’s Jackets for Extreme Winters

Arc’teryx Thorsen Parka

The sleek style and lightweight warmth of the Thorsen Parka is a prime example of the futuristic visions that define men’s techwear apparel. This minimalist men’s parka from Arc’teryx has everything you would need to take on the most extreme Canadian winters. 750 fill power goose down is ultra-lightweight and offers plenty of warmth. The GORE-TEX exterior provides protection against wind and rain while remaining breathable. The understated design with plenty of storage and warmth is perfect for the urban adventurer facing extreme Canadian winters.

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The sleek style and lightweight warmth of the Thorsen Parka is a prime example of the futuristic visions that define men’s techwear apparel. This minimalist men’s parka from Arc’teryx has everything you would need to take on the most extreme Canadian winters. 750 fill power goose down is ultra-lightweight and offers plenty of warmth. The GORE-TEX exterior provides protection against wind and rain while remaining breathable. The understated design with plenty of storage and warmth is perfect for the urban adventurer facing extreme Canadian winters.

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Vallier Outremont Down Parka

The Outremont Parka lives up to Vallier‘s promise to create all-weather apparel for better urban living. The sleek design of the parka combines with 800 fill power goose down for extreme warmth against cold Canadian winters. It features a durable water repellent treatment and a lightweight Pertex shield for protection against the coldest winter winds.

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The Outremont Parka lives up to Vallier‘s promise to create all-weather apparel for better urban living. The sleek design of the parka combines with 800 fill power goose down for extreme warmth against cold Canadian winters. It features a durable water repellent treatment and a lightweight Pertex shield for protection against the coldest winter winds.

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Quartz Co. Labrador Down Jacket

Made in Canada by Quartz Co., the Labrador Down Jacket has the ultimate winter warmth required to tackle the arctic cold of our northern winters. The 650 fill power down will keep you warm in subzero temperatures. We face more than just the cold in winter, and the Labrador is ready to take on these challenges thanks to 10K water-repellent treatment and 10K breathability. Features like snow cuffs and an adjustable hood offer complete protection against the coldest Canadian winters.

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Made in Canada by Quartz Co., the Labrador Down Jacket has the ultimate winter warmth required to tackle the arctic cold of our northern winters. The 650 fill power down will keep you warm in subzero temperatures. We face more than just the cold in winter, and the Labrador is ready to take on these challenges thanks to 10K water-repellent treatment and 10K breathability. Features like snow cuffs and an adjustable hood offer complete protection against the coldest Canadian winters.

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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. The stylish men’s jacket from Nobis is made with ultimate weatherproof protection and packed full of durable features that are sure to keep you bundled up and warm this winter.

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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. The stylish men’s jacket from Nobis is made with ultimate weatherproof protection and packed full of durable features that are sure to keep you bundled up and warm this winter.

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The North Face Gotham Jacket III

The North Face is made to take on the elements all year round, and the Gotham Jacket III is your shield against the cold winds and low temperatures of winter. The 500-fill down is Responsibel Down Standard (RDS) certified and has what it takes to keep you warm in the arctic chills of cold Canadian winters, while the seam-sealed DryVent 2L shell protects you from wind, rain and snow.

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The North Face is made to take on the elements all year round, and the Gotham Jacket III is your shield against the cold winds and low temperatures of winter. The 500-fill down is Responsibel Down Standard (RDS) certified and has what it takes to keep you warm in the arctic chills of cold Canadian winters, while the seam-sealed DryVent 2L shell protects you from wind, rain and snow.

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Best Women’s Jackets for Extreme Winters:

Canada Goose Rossclair Parka

The Rossclair Parka boasts a long, sleek fit that sits right below the waist and surrounds your body in supreme warmth. The elegance of this parka matches its performance. It uses 625 down fill insulation that keeps you warm in temperatures as low as -20. The slim fit jacket offers a sleek silhouette, and for those who want the warmth and elegance of the Rossclair with smaller proportions, it’s also available in the Fusion Fit.

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The Rossclair Parka boasts a long, sleek fit that sits right below the waist and surrounds your body in supreme warmth. The elegance of this parka matches its performance. It uses 625 down fill insulation that keeps you warm in temperatures as low as -20. The slim fit jacket offers a sleek silhouette, and for those who want the warmth and elegance of the Rossclair with smaller proportions, it’s also available in the Fusion Fit.

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The North Face Metropolis Parka III

The classic, lightweight design, and 550-fill power grey goose down of the Metropolis Parka III from The North Face is just what you need to combat cold winter days in the city. The urban style of the long coat combines with a Durabe Water-Repellent (DWR) treatment on the recycled polyester shell and plenty of other winter-ready features to ensure you stay warm on comfortable.

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The classic, lightweight design, and 550-fill power grey goose down of the Metropolis Parka III from The North Face is just what you need to combat cold winter days in the city. The urban style of the long coat combines with a Durabe Water-Repellent (DWR) treatment on the recycled polyester shell and plenty of other winter-ready features to ensure you stay warm on comfortable.

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Nobis Carla Down Parka

When the temperatures drop, you need the Carla Down Parka to face winter head on. This women’s parka from Nobis offers premium weatherproof protection with plenty of breathability. The hem falls mid-thigh for optimal warmth and coverage. When the winter winds pick up, the wind flap has a convenient magnetic closure designed to keep the frigid air out. Insulated with premium Canadian White Duck Down and featuring an adjustable down-filled hood with a removable coyote fur, this parka offers all the warmth without compromising on style.

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When the temperatures drop, you need the Carla Down Parka to face winter head on. This women’s parka from Nobis offers premium weatherproof protection with plenty of breathability. The hem falls mid-thigh for optimal warmth and coverage. When the winter winds pick up, the wind flap has a convenient magnetic closure designed to keep the frigid air out. Insulated with premium Canadian White Duck Down and featuring an adjustable down-filled hood with a removable coyote fur, this parka offers all the warmth without compromising on style.

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Canada Goose Resolute Parka

The Resolute Parka is a down insulated shield that provides superior warmth against extreme cold weather. The reinforced design protects you against the harshest conditions, so your trek to work or class can feel like a walk in the park. A coyote fur ruff, rib-knit cuffs and reflective tape across the back are some of the features that make this a signature Canada Goose winter parker. Wrap yourself in the warmth of the Resolute Parka this winter.

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The Resolute Parka is a down insulated shield that provides superior warmth against extreme cold weather. The reinforced design protects you against the harshest conditions, so your trek to work or class can feel like a walk in the park. A coyote fur ruff, rib-knit cuffs and reflective tape across the back are some of the features that make this a signature Canada Goose winter parker. Wrap yourself in the warmth of the Resolute Parka this winter.

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Quartz Co. Fogo Coyote Fur Down Parka

Elegance meets warmth with The Fogo Coyote Fur Down Parka from Quartz Co. The Canadian made brand knows how cold winters can be in the Great White North so they design jackets that can withstand extreme weather. The Fogo parka uses 650 Fill Canadian White Duck Down to protect you against temperatures as low as -40C. The outer layer is treated with a Durable Water Repellent finish, and the coyote fur ruff is detachable for sleek look that will protect against the arctic chills that manage to find their way into the city.

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Elegance meets warmth with The Fogo Coyote Fur Down Parka from Quartz Co. The Canadian made brand knows how cold winters can be in the Great White North so they design jackets that can withstand extreme weather. The Fogo parka uses 650 Fill Canadian White Duck Down to protect you against temperatures as low as -40C. The outer layer is treated with a Durable Water Repellent finish, and the coyote fur ruff is detachable for sleek look that will protect against the arctic chills that manage to find their way into the city.

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Arc’teryx Centrale Parka

Arc’teryx continues to craft high-quality outerwear made to take on everything our tough Canadian climate has to offer. With the Centrale Parka, Arc’teryx has combined rugged winter warmth, with a sleek urban design for a jacket that does it all. 750-fill goose down, and a GORE-TEX 2L shell give you the best of a technical jacket, in a package that looks great in and around the city.

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Arc’teryx continues to craft high-quality outerwear made to take on everything our tough Canadian climate has to offer. With the Centrale Parka, Arc’teryx has combined rugged winter warmth, with a sleek urban design for a jacket that does it all. 750-fill goose down, and a GORE-TEX 2L shell give you the best of a technical jacket, in a package that looks great in and around the city.

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Winter can be brutal and unforgiving. With arctic winds and subzero temperatures, it takes a special kind of jacket to keep you protected. Down insulated jackets with GORE-TEX membranes and technical detailing don’t always have to come at the expense of style. For those living in and around the city, having an extreme winter jacket makes all the difference when taking on cold Canadian winters.