Check out my favourite attire for staying warm in Canadian winter weather! Whether you are relocating, vacationing or a resident “Canuck” see what to wear in Canada, including the absolute warmest coat from Moose Knuckles.
What to Wear in Canadian Winter
Believe it or not, I actually get a lot of questions on Instagram from people who have never been to Canada before and are wondering what they should pack for their upcoming trip. My first answer is that the cold is NO JOKE here, especially this year. We’ve been living in record-breaking freezing temperatures for the past month and if you’re not dressed appropriately, it could totally ruin your trip.
The Warmest Coat
First and foremost, you need a really warm coat. Especially, if you live in Canada, you need to invest in the warmest coat that money can buy. I think it’s an investment well spent because you are going to get at least 6 months of wear out of it throughout the winter. I’ve been living in this granite coloured Stirling Parka from Moose Knuckles since I got it a few weeks ago. You can feel the quality as soon as you try it on. It’s heavy and fits snuggly which is exactly what you need to keep the cold out. If you buy a coat that is too big, you’ll be feeling the draft on those cold and windy days. I fell in love with this coat as soon as I saw the fox fur pom-poms. The natural white fur is such a gorgeous contrast with the dark grey coat.
Are you curious about the brand name Moose Knuckles? This company is home-grown Canadian. Their coats are exceptionally warm and durable. with their most popular styles being down-filled bomber jackets and three-quarter length parkas, like the one I’m wearing here. The company is based in Toronto, Ontario, the coats are designed in Montreal, Quebec and manufactured in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I love the touch of the large logo stitched inside the jacket depicting a Canadian and American hockey player, gloves thrown to the ice in the middle of a good old fashioned brawl. It doesn’t get much more Canadian than that!
Finish off your Canadian winter look with grey aviator sunglasses and waterproof sheepskin boots. A good pair of fleece-lined mittens are a must. I kind of have a motto that since you’ll be wearing these items every day, they are the type of thing that you want to splurge on to ensure the highest of quality. When I’m cold, I’m miserable! And since, I’ll most likely be living in Canada for the rest of my life, it’s important to have a good, warm coat that will last me for years to come.
Disclaimer: This Moose Knuckles Parka was donated to me for the purpose of this blog post. All thoughts, opinions and photos are my own.