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Specs

men's
Shell Fabric 195 gsm, Arctic-Tech 85% Polyester / 15% Cotton blend with a DWR finish.
Lining Fabric 55 gsm, Nylon plain weave treated with a WR finish.
Fill 675 fill power white goose down

Reviews

2

This parka is unsuitable for any athletic exploits,…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $600

This parka is unsuitable for any athletic exploits, save for low-exertion walking/skiing. I have one — and it lives up to the hype as far as warmth and durability, but it really is an extreme condition parka meant to be warm above all other considerations, such as visibility, freedom of movement, weight and so forth.

It is a fantastic parka for its intended purpose, and I certainly wouldn’t give mine up, but that purpose is specific and you would probably regret taking this parka on any extended climbing or hiking trip unless you are on flat ground and will never need to stow it in a pack.

The Snow Mantra is heavy — I use it when working up north in the winter when I need to be outside in ridiculous conditions and may be standing around without exerting myself much. It will stand up to abuse, and makes for a great “industrial” jacket for this sort of exposure, but falls short when you are either working hard or doing anything athletic or requiring much dexterity or situational awareness.

I also am an avid mountaineer, but choose to use other products more suitable for that purpose which are not as heavy, easily stuffable, and cut to facilitate easy movement. I have a light down vest that I use under a waterproof / breathable shell for moderately cold conditions, and a Feathered Friends Rock & Ice parka as a belay jacket and for for extreme cold / high wind / summit attempts. The warmth of this one is on par with the Snow Mantra, but it is much more suitable to purpose, being lightweight, stuffable, and easily accomodating movement while wearing a helmet or harness. This is my go-to parka for mountaineering, for sure. Of course, by the same token, I wouldn’t wear the Rock & Ice for working in a northern oilfield or as a daily wear item in the arctic — it would get destroyed in short order.

Bottom line: excellent jacket for the purpose, but make sure that purpose matches what you intend to do with it.

1

After buying many parkas I bit the bullet and bought…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new

Summary

After buying many parkas I bit the bullet and bought this one. I like the others, but when I opened the box the day it arrived I WAS IN SHOCK. This parka is a beast and I wished I had found one years ago. It has everything that a parka should have, some things are in excess but like everything that is made west of the Pond it's built big, tough, and doesn't say sorry.

Pros

  • The hood is perfect for all weathers
  • It feels like it was made for the job
  • The quality has the heart and soul of the people who made it
  • Still made in the country of its birth

I am very happy with this parka, and at least I now own a coat that is the real deal. I have spent a lot of cash on parkas, just trying to get it right, I have been that cold I have had ice build up on my chest, frostbite, snow blind and more. So I have done a lot of research into my equipment and because of all of the above.

This parka is no fashion statement, it's a valuable tool to help you get the job done and go home alive. It's not about looking pretty. It is very warm and well made. I went up one size because of layering up and the fact that the next size up is only 2 inches bigger than I am according to CG size chart, maybe that wasn't a great idea maybe it was, who cares. It's warm and a Large in my other parkas gets uncomfortable around the armpits in a large if i wear a woolen pullover and a fleece, so that's why I went up to an XL.

The down is well placed. The zippers are easy to get hold of when you need em. I have often wondered about velcro, as one of my parkas has buttons on it and the other has press studs/ poppers on it and I know velcro can be a pain, but buttons come off, poppers break and come apart so I guess velcro is the only answer.

On the parka itself there are more pockets  than you need but at least you have them just in case. I see other folks here dont like it, but that's fair comment too, because it won't suit everyone, but like me when you have tried them all there comes a time when you have to go for broke.

Canada Goose have always made products that people rely on in the coldest places on earth and it's nice to know that these products are available to us, the general public. I would have paid double just for the peace of mind in knowing that this parka not only does the job but exceeds all expectations weather it be quality, finish or function. It's made in Canada and made with pride.

If you're the type of person who has been told by many to buy this or that parka and just about lost focus on why you wanted a parka in the first place then buy this parka, "WHY?" It's simple. This is the LAST WORD in cold weather protection.

Don't buy cheap CG's from ebay, ALWAYS GO TO CANADA GOOSE'S website and get a list of their dealers/outlets and you won't get stung. If you find a dealer who is not on their website then forget them, even if they are charging the regular price for them. YOU work hard for your money and deserve to get true value when you spend it.

Anyway, stay warm folks and if you want to talk to me ask the owner of this site for my details.

PS. I don't work for Canada Goose, they just made a dream come true.

Peter1955

"""ALWAYS GO TO CANADA GOOSE'S website and get a list of their dealers/outlets and you won't get stung. If you find a dealer who is not on their website then forget them, even if they are charging the regular price for them.""" I see Facebook links all the time re-directing people to phony websites. I report them as fraudulent.


5 years ago
Peter1955

When a product has as good a reputation as CG does, there's always someone out there trying to make money off their good name.


5 years ago
1lonewolf

Peter1955, You are absolutely right about such people,and weldone for reporting those unworthy sites, I do the same and even though I am based in the UK at the moment I still give CG a Call on the Phone just to make them aware,


5 years ago
1

I purchased this jacket in 1999, for the price you…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $475 I think, it was a long time ago

I purchased this jacket in 1999, for the price you pay you better get a good product. Well, this jacket was a great investment, it's now 2011 and the warmth of the jacket has never went away.  

I live in Winnipeg, and on occasion travel beyond the tree line in the winter. I would not go without my Canada Goose. It has never let me down and it looks as good today as it did 12 years ago, you pay cheap you get cheap, you buy quality and it will last, Canada Goose does just that.  

I have to mention the fur trim on the hood is amazing, has yet to freeze (i believe it's some type of wolf or coyote). You will never go wrong, invest in one of these jackets, you will not be sorry.  I'm hoping for another 12 years of wear or more, so that breaks down to just a few bucks a year.

Unfortunately I can't go more than five stars, but if I could I would.

1

This parka has a great reputation, but I find the…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Fabric: Polycotton
Fill: 675 fill down.
Source: It was regular issue for my job.
Price Paid: $800

Summary

This parka has a great reputation, but I find the styling and materials are antiquated. There is so much better out there.

Pros

  • Lots of pockets if you need them.
  • Moderately warm but not great.

Cons

  • Incredibly expensive (over 1000 dollars in 2012)
  • Not baffled construction; cold spots
  • Low grade 675 fill down.
  • Heavy, around 10 pounds
  • Too tight around the neck
  • Hand warmer pockets not insulated
  • Too stiff and boardy, straight jacket effect
  • Too many D-rings, haul loops, name tag holders, etc. None of which contribute to warmth
  • Cheap poly-cotton shell which is not water proof nor very durable.

Sure, this parka may have been made for people working in the Arctic (like me) but rest assured they usually have a warm place to go to close by. And it's a good thing too because every winter I have to wear this thing and every winter I find fault with it.

First of all, this thing weighs almost 10lbs (I weighed it myself) and is mostly pockets and excessive layers of reduntant materials. Sadly the weight does not reflect the warmth which is sub-par to say the least. There are large areas across the shoulders and in the hood with no insulation in it at all. The "Arctic-Tec" shell is nothing more than cheap polycotton, which is neither waterproof, windproof nor as durable as nylon.

All things being equal, nylon is 5 times stronger than polycotton. And the down, (which is only 675 fill down as advertised) is not held in place with baffles (you would think at this price it would be) but only sewn through quilting.

The arms are not articulated; a standard feature on expedition grade clothing for the last 20 years, meaning that the insulation compresses at the elbows. I have yet to zip up the hood all the way because the zipper keeps getting stuck while the zippers on the sides won't stay closed and the reinforcing on the elbows seems to be made out of lighter material than the shell!

The hood is also a snorkel type that was popular in the 1950's but which I find silly and restricts my vision too much. Also, while on a snow machine, it tends to funnel in the wind. The Coyote fur around the hood is also useless in my opinion and does not add much to the insulative value of the parka. I also do not need all the pockets, haul straps, ID tags and D-rings; they seem superfluous and the seams are a potential leak for wind and water. They also do not add to the insulation, but make a conveniant place to snag and rip the outer material.

The pictures below are of my Snow Mantra Parka and Feathered Friends Rock and Ice. The Rock and Ice weighs about half as much and packs down much smaller. It is also warmer.

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A previous writer had commented on the hand warmer pockets and I concur; they are useless with only a layer of some kind of polyester "fun fur" for insulation.

I could go on but I should say that this is an authentic, Canadian made product, purchased at a registered dealer, but for the cost there is so much better out there. This parka may be fine if you need to crawl under your car in the winter to change the oil, but for full on expedition use, my old NF parka — twenty years old and well lived in — is still far superior than this and still twice as thick.

At this price your money is better spent elsewhere.

Peter1955

Sounds like somebody bought you one of the Chinese knockoffs. The polycotton shell you mention is teflon-coated in the real ones, and cold spots are unheard of.


5 years ago
North1

Thanks for your comment. As I stated, this is a genuine Canada Goose Snow Mantra Parka purchased at a registered dealer. My employer has a contract with them to provide us with winter gear. Many people here have the same style parka and they don't look that warm. Warmth is derived from the thickness of the insulation, just like the R-value in a house. As Canada Goose Parkas have sewn-through seems, cold spots are inherent in the construction, as the down is sandwiched between two layers of fabric and then quilted. The industry standard for expedition-grade parkas is baffled construction which eliminates these cold spots. Companies such as The North Face, Feathered Friends and Marmot all use baffled construction on their parkas for this reason. As for the polycotton shell, yes it does have a Teflon coating. This would be the DWR (Durable Water Repellency) a standard addition on fabrics to help with stains and such, but the key words are "water repellency" not water proof, which it is not. Nor does this Teflon coating render the fabric wind proof; perhaps a more necessary requirement in winter clothing. In order to make a fabric truly water proof and wind proof (again according to industry standards) a fabric such as polycotton needs to have a Polyurethane coating, or better yet, a water proof membrane (such as Gore Tex) laminated to the inside. But, neither coatings nor laminates adure that well to cotton-based fabrics and cotton, once wet, will stay wet (and potentially frozen) until you are able to dry it. Neither the quality of the Snow Mantra nor its level of insulation can justify such a hefty price tag. Thanks again for reading my review. Happy trails.


5 years ago
Patrick Davey

I can't believe you can say this jacket has cold spots? I work in Antarctica as a diesel mechanic and have put my jacket through the ringer in more ways than possible in temperatures down to -60c and in winds of more than 60knots up on the plateau when machines have failed. If I was wearing anything but my Canada Goose Id be one very clod man! I have also had north face jackets and other brands and they are just not up to the task and easily ripped because of there light weight materials. Buy what you are saying im sure you have got a inferior made product? .


4 years ago
Jake W

Great, honest review North. I have looked at these jackets for winter camping as well and was completely unimpressed. The rock and ice however is in a league of its own. I actually had to sell mine as it was TOO warm. Incredible build quality though. CG is now in the same category as North Face (fashion apparel) in my opinion.


4 years ago
1

Came across this site looking for international prices…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: NOK 9000

Came across this site looking for international prices for this parka as I am about to buy my wife one as well. Wherever you might buy it it is expensive. Anyone crazy enough to pay inxs of $800 would probably NOT leave a negative review (!!!) but I know for a fact that any one of the reviews written here are true!!

I have my second SM at present. Not that it´s poor quality or anything. Not by far. But they can be worn out! My first one lasted for 6 years and was used about 8 months a year. I live in Norway and spend a lot - and I mean a lot - of time outdoor with my dogs and sledge. Have used my SM in some of the coldest places on this earth (Svalbard/Grenland) too. Have actually spent some nights out sleeping with my dogs just wearing my SM and sleeping bag covering my legs in -30 derees Celsius!!

Do not hesitate if you want the warmest parka on this planet. Rugged, heavy and expensive....but the best there is. No doubt....

1

So far on a typical winter day in northern Ontario,…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Fill: goose down
Price Paid: 820

So far on a typical winter day in northern Ontario, where temperatures reach on average - 20 -30 degrees celsius, no that's not including the wind chill factor, this jacket, is definitely worth its weight in gold. There has not been a day where I have been cold, actually I found that if you are wearing this parka and are doing any type of activity, it just might be too warm! Actually what am I saying? Too warm in the winter! I guess one can never be too warm.

1

If you buy a genuine Canada Goose Snow Mantra, you…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Fill: Down
Price Paid: $540

If you buy a genuine Canada Goose Snow Mantra, you will own the warmest parka on the planet. Combine the parka with either the down filled bibs or tundra pants and you can't get anything warmer. I have spent several hours at a time in sub-zero temperatures with this combination, wearing just a T-shirt and shorts underneath and was NEVER cold.I've tried other parkas and as far as I'm concerned, you just can't buy anything better than Canada Goose.

1

Spent four years working in the Arctic and only got…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $499

Spent four years working in the Arctic and only got cold once and that was because I didn't bring my Snow Mantra with me! Has all the small attention to detail that can make a day very comfortable or being stuck out for a night survivable. If you're going to work in the Arctic get the Snow Mantra, or wait 10 years and global warming will take care of the cold for you.

1

I grew tired of outerwear that these days are made…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Fill: premium down
Price Paid: $600 US

I grew tired of outerwear that these days are made more for fashion statements than anything else and always leaves you cold. I wanted the best, bar none.

I have yet to face any cold weather this parka does not laugh at. My co-workers who have worn it tell me it's like wearing a portable shelter. In short, this parka is the best. If you absolutely do not want to be cold, this is worth every penny.

Just don't think about wearing this parka above 20 degrees and doing ANYTHING other than sitting still. You will get hot fast. I actually keep a lighter parka for days above 20 degrees.

1

I'm thoroughly impressed with the Canada Goose Snow…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Fabric: See manufacturer's details
Fill: Goose Down
Price Paid: $550

I'm thoroughly impressed with the Canada Goose Snow Mantra Parka. I bought it in Anchorage, Alaska, in 1999 and it's the parka that ALWAYS keeps me warm in the coldest of weather. I've worn it in Canada during harsh arctic weather, in various places in Alaska during very windy arctic conditions and this parka does not let you down. The parts of my body not covered with this parka (i.e. my legs) -- I wore Gore-tex pants with some Arctic boots rated for -60F. In other words, yes this parka is absolutely fantastic -- but don't forget the rest of your body!!!

I love the overload of pockets -- well placed too! Usually with gloves, etc, I was able to get to whatever gear I needed in my various pockets. There is an inner waistband that connects with velcro to prevent cold air from getting to your upper body -- in extreme cold -- that was helpful.

In extreme cold weather -- you can fire up the two handwarmers (that come with the jacket -- just under the armpits -- but I have yet to do so. Wherever I went to in Alaska, Canada or even bitter cold of Nebraska -- this parka always has kept me warm. Anyone who sees it or tries it wants it (and they are *not* getting it)!

1

I've been working up in Artic Canada now for three…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Fabric: Cotton Blend with Teflon (really durable and wind resistant)
Fill: Goose Down
Price Paid: I got a deal, but reg $600 (CDN)I think

I've been working up in Artic Canada now for three years and I have yet to find a parka better than this. Never once have I found myself getting cold in this jacket, despite working outside hours on end in the harsh cold winters the artic gets (especially due to windchill).

Though it is a pretty thick jacket it is still pretty easy to move around in and it has more pockets than you will have stuff to put in them. Heck it even came with charcoal handwarmers standard. Of course this is a seasonal jacket (like any parka) but if you decide you want to go camping in the Appalachians in mid january, this will keep you nice and snug.

Although the price is not cheap, the quality of the manufacturing is surely exceptional (not made by cheap labour in some Hongkong sweatshoplabour factory) and it will last you for many many years.

If you have any questions about it, or hell even about the far north, give me a shout! G'day!

0

Perfect parka! Just wish it was even much warmer.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $1000

Summary

Perfect parka!

Pros

  • Great

Cons

  • Definitely not warm enough

Just wish it was even much warmer. Where I live, even if it never freezes, I wear my CG Snow Mantra from end of September till April. With two giant mohair sweater.

Despite all this, I am never warm enough. So my dream would be a Snow Mantra for minus 100°C, much thicker and with complete fur inside, sleeves included. Maybe once my dream will come true.

Earth Pig

This is a cost-prohibitive item for most folks (I would suspect).


3 years ago
G00SE MODERATOR

This review confuses me. You gave it 5-stars, but say its not warm enough even above freezing? Then you want it rated to -100C/-148F. Where do you live?


3 years ago
0

I'm living and working between Arctic Norway and Finland.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 700 euro

Summary

I'm living and working between Arctic Norway and Finland. I feel so much better this winter after buying a Snow Mantra Parka and wish I had invested in one earlier than this. Excellent heat and flexibility as well as looking sharp.

Pros

  • Warm
  • Windproof
  • Plenty of pockets

Snow clearing and hanging around for hours winter ice fishing with temps down to -35 have not bothered me as  much with this jacket. In fact the drawback is that I overheat in subzero temps with it and a few layers on.

Great fit and I feel it looks great, especially like the coyote trim with the wire. Apart from making me look like Southpark Kenny it keeps the blizzard snow out my eyes.

Good investment for the years I will be living here.

0

I've just used the Snow Mantra jacket in Alert at…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: 800 euros

I've just used the Snow Mantra jacket in Alert at the very top of Ellesmere Island in Canada for 2 weeks with intensive days of work outside. This is a fantastic jacket, well-built with lots of attention to detail. Even though it was -30 and we are often out snowmobiling (adding a lot of windchill to the equation) I was never in any danger of getting cold. The jacket it bomb proof and knowing its warmth capabilities was always comforting when getting dressed to take on the elements outside.

It can get too warm during intense physical activity outside - but I would simply open up the zipper or take the jacket off during that time, then put it on again as things slowed down. It worked out very well.

Expensive but a jacket that is absolutely worth the money paid for.

0

For the purpose, there is simply nothing better. It…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: 750 Euro

For the purpose, there is simply nothing better.

It is too heavy for active work, don't wear it if it is not at least -25C.

There are few negative points I would like to see improved.

Do not count on the hand warmer, they are mediocre at best. The pockets can fit the coal powered warmers that will last up to 8 hours (6 real hours) or 3 hours with double power (light both sides).

For that price of a jacket I would have expected a bit better manufacturing quality, I am losing few feathers by the seams. The seam thread ends aren't well finished.

I have ripped the lower back outer nylon skin by going over some tree. I will make a local leather worker add a complete layer of leather. Fortunately there is a another blue nylon(?) layer keeping the feathers in.

Best for:
Sled dog -30 to -40C
Northern lights photography -25C to -40C (maybe colder)
Motorsledge -25C to -40C.

I say -40C because I have personally tried it at that temperature, I would expect it work even better if I would wear more than a T-shirt under.

0

Took awhile to convince myself that a jacket could…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Fabric: Teflon coated
Fill: goose down
Price Paid: $501

Took awhile to convince myself that a jacket could possibly be worth $500. Waited two weeks for MN winter to come through to test it. Not to be disappointed, soon had -5 F weather with -25 F windchill to test it with.

With this coat I am totally comfortable. No words could describe how warm it is. I would never have believed wearing only a polyester short-sleeved work shirt and the Snow Mantra in -25 F would be comfortable. Best part is that it isn't hot driving with it on. Was afraid I would have to drive to work with all the windows down or the air on.

If you are looking for a winter jacket that will handle absolutely anything winter can produce this is it.

-1

I was looking for a jacket I could wear for lots of…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $200

I was looking for a jacket I could wear for lots of cold weather activities. I live in Washington, USA, and although it won't get to be -50 degrees here, it is usually cold as hell 7 months out of the year.

I stumbled across this coat for sale on an eBay store based in China. It was priced at $215, brand new, shipped. I have yet to understand how I received this great deal, but just a week after I ordered it, a small ball wrapped in a Chinese newspaper and tape about 7" wide, showed up at my doorstep. I barely poked it with a paperclip and it exploded out into my face with massive force, and immediately begun to warm me while just sitting there on my lap.

I proceeded to wear it up to the mountain, and found in 5 degree weather plus wind it was just too hot to move around in too much. I do not recommend this jacket for snowboarding or skiing, or any activity you might work up a sweat, you will fry like an egg. If you are looking for warm, but might be doing some extreme exercise or work, perhaps go with a lesser model that Canada Goose has to offer.

When you slide your bare arms into the parka sleeves, it instantly feels nothing like anything you've ever worn before. Like it is not a piece of clothing, but a tool, with a function. You can wear it with the hood down, and go about your day like you are beside a toasty fire; but then it has the hood, and the built in scarf. with nothing but a t-shirt underneath, if you decide to deploy the parka's hood zipped up all the way, and the scarf, and the ties, it then goes from toasty fire to burning oven.

This jacket will keep you warm no matter where you are on this Earth, and perhaps in outer space as well. Although I know none of you will snag even a similar deal from what I got, if you are looking for a coat to keep you warm anywhere, anytime; this is absolutely the warmest parka there ever was.

Lemmy

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5 years ago
Peter1955

Canada Goose parkas ARE NOT made in China!!! You got ripped off. Look, if somebody online is selling you a parka that sells for $1000 everywhere else, and they're offering it to you for $215, it's a knock off.


5 years ago

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Canada Goose Information, Photos & Facts

 The flight of Canada Geese overhead is one of the tell-tale signs that the seasons have changed. They remind us that the world is in a constant state of change, and we must endure and persevere to reach our destination.

Canada geese (Branta canadensis) are large, migratory waterfowl native to North America, although they have occasionally reached northern Europe by flying, and have been introduced in many other locations around the globe. American Expedition is proud to present interesting Canada geese information, facts, and migration info.

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Canada Goose Facts, Information, Migration Details, Habitat Info, Photos & Artwork from American Expedition

         

Canada Geese Information

The Canada goose is the largest goose in the world, with the subspecies "giant Canada goose" having specimens weighing over 20 pounds. Typically, however, most full grown Canada geese weigh between five and 14 pounds, with females weighing slightly smaller than the males. Full grown Canada geese measure between 30 to 45 inches in length and have a wingspan between 50 and 75 inches.

A painting of a flying Canada Goose.

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The Canada goose can be distinguished from other species of geese by its distinguished black neck and head, by a striking white "chinstrap" on the neck, and by a lightly colored breast and a brown back. Like other geese, they have an elongated neck, as well as webbed feet, and both of these adaptations make them quite agile in the water when they are going after food.

         

Canada Geese Facts

  • Canada geese live around 10-25 years on average in the wild, although some may live to be as old as 30. One goose lived to be 40 years old in captivity.
  • Canada geese mate for life, and will begin searching for a mate between 2-3 years of age. If a mate dies, the goose will try to find another mating partner.
  • Canada geese migrate in order to return to the area where they were born for mating and nesting.
  • Baby geese, called goslings, are incredibly impressionable and will follow virtually anything that moves, thinking it to be their mother. They have been known to follow dogs, ducks, and humans, and this behavior can be quite endearing.
  • Less than 24 hours after they are born, goslings will be lead to water by their parents to learn how to swim. The goslings will be able to dive 30-40 feet underwater by the time they are 1 day old.
  • Canada geese will violently attack anything that they sense as a threat to their goslings, including humans.
  • As they become more independent of their parents, groups of goslings may join together, forming "gang broods" of up to 100 goslings.
  • Goslings learn to fly between 2-3 months of age. For the first year of their lives, they stay with their parents, and will follow their parents during their first migration before forming into groups with other young geese.
  • When a goose feels threatened, it will stretch out its neck and honk loudly. It may also hiss, bite, and slap at the perceived threat with its wings.
  • Once every year, typically during warm weather, geese will molt their feathers, and will be unable to fly for a period of about 6 weeks. During this time they will stay close to water in order to have a means to escape predators on land.
Sketch of a Canada Goose.

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  • Common predators of geese are coyotes, foxes, raccoons, crows, wolves, owls, bears, and eagles.
  • Canada geese were once in decline due to destruction of their habitat and over hunting, but their numbers have rebounded considerably.
         

Canada Geese Habitat

Canada geese breed in northern sections of North America, typically Canada and the northern half the United States. In some temperate areas it is warm enough for them to be year round residents of their range, and they may not migrate. Some groups of Canada geese have even taken up permanent residence in areas that would not seem hospitable to year round residency, as north as Esquimalt, British Columbia and as southern as Florida.

Canada geese like to select nesting sites on elevated, secluded areas near bodies of water like lakes, streams, and ponds. The female goose builds a nest lined with plant material and down that she plucks from her body, and lays an egg each day in until a full clutch of five or so eggs is laid. The male geese acts as a sentry, watching the nest from a nearby location.

What Do Geese Eat? 

Canada geese primarily eat green vegetation, grasses, aquatic plants, and grains, but they do occasionally eat fish and insects. In urban areas, many of them will pick food off of the streets and even out of garbage cans. They have been known to be a pest for farmers, eating and damaging crops and fouling pastures with their waste.

         

Canada Geese Migration

Canada geese migrate south from their northern summer habitats for several reasons. Canada geese need open water where they can swim away from land based predators and dive for food, and if lakes and ponds freeze over in the winter, they must leave for warmer climates. Peak fall migration for Canada geese occurs during September and October. Because Canada geese like to return to the places they were born, they will fly back during the spring.

Not all Canada geese migrate, but many who make their summer homes in Canada and the northern United States do. Many Canada geese that are year round residents of their habitat are found in urban areas where their natural predators have diminished, and where there are man made bodies of water that may be warmed to keep from freezing over.

During migration, Canada geese fly in a V formation, with each bird in line flying a little bit higher than the goose in front of it. One theory as to to why they fly in this formation is that it allows the lead goose to break the headwind, allowing the birds behind to "draft". Canada geese communicate during their flights by honking, and will shift positions during their flight in order to take turns breaking the wind and reducing fatigue.

Three flying canada geese.

Canada geese fly at an average speed of about 40 miles per hour when migrating, but may increase their speed to 70 miles per hour if they catch a strong tailwind. Migrations can be as long as 2,000 to 3,000 miles, and the geese are capable of flying up to 1,500 miles in a single day if the weather is good. During their long migrations, Canada geese typically fly at an altitude of 2,000 to 8,000 feet, although pilots have reported sightings of Canada geese at altitudes of up to 9,000 feet.

The above video shows Canada geese in migration.

A Canada Goose about to take off from water.

Because they are large birds, Canada geese may use a short "runway" to build momentum for water take-offs.

A group of Canada Goslings following their mother.

It is common to see young goslings trailing behind their parents. Goslings are highly impressionable, and mimic behaviors of their parents during their first weeks.

A group of Canada Geese taking off.

Canada geese may congregate into large groups for their migrations, containing between 30 to 100 in a group.

A goose walking on land.

Canada geese are well adapted to human civilization. Many of their predators habitats have been destroyed in the process of urbanization, and man-made water fixtures that don't freeze over, like lakes with fountains, provide them areas to swim year round. In some areas where they were formerly migratory, they have taken up permanent residence.

Goslings following behind a Canada Goose

Canada geese are led to water by their parents shortly after being born, and after a day will be able to dive up to 40 feet under water for food. During their first few weeks, goslings will constantly be eating to become bigger.

A Canada Goose sitting on a nest.

Canada geese like to select nesting sites on elevated, secluded areas near bodies of water like lakes, streams, and ponds.

A group of Canada Geese from a low camera angle.

In some temperate areas it is warm enough for Canada geese to be year round residents of their range, and they may not migrate.

A pair of Canada Geese in flight.

Migratory Canada geese have been spotted at altitudes of up to 9,000 feet, and have been known to cause problems for commercial aircraft.

A Canada Goose with goslings at the nest.

Goslings learn to fly between 2-3 months of age. For the first year of their lives, they stay with their parents, and will follow their parents during their first migration before forming into groups with other young geese.

A group of Canada Geese with several goslings.

Canada geese are vigilant parents, and will violently attack anything that they sense as a threat to their goslings, including humans.

Several Canada Geese in flight.

During migration, Canada geese fly in a V formation, with each bird in line flying a little bit higher than the goose in front of it.

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Canada Goose Facts, Information & Photos