Find warm and stylish toques in Calgary

If you’re hitting the slopes or taking a wintery walk, you need to keep your noggin cozy and warm. This winter headgear goes by many names – wool cap, beanie and toque, to name a few – but regardless of what you call it, you’ll find this warm headwear at the following shops.

The Source Skate & Snowboard

738 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4

The popular Alberta snowboard shop features beanies, caps, balaclavas and toques in a range of colours and styles. Whether you’re going for looks, warmth or both, the shop’s two Calgary locations carry popular brands like Vans, Herschel, Volcom, Neff and Airblaster. They also carry The Source brand beanies in two styles and several colours.

Mountain Equipment Co-Op

830-10th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0A9

A favourite of outdoor enthusiasts, MEC is certain to have toques and winter hats that will not only keep you warm in sub-zero conditions but also feature quick-drying, ultra-efficient, lightweight materials. For example, the snug-fitting Seirus Wind Pro X-Treme Dome Hat can be worn under your snowboarding helmet for warmth and wind-protection. With more than two-dozen brands, you’ll find the latest high-tech hat for a day in the mountains or a classic wool beanie for clearing the sidewalk.

Ermenegildo Zegna Boutique

317 7th Avenue South West, Calgary, AB T2P 2Y9

High fashion meets high function at this premium menswear store. Luxury brands like Canada Goose, Boss, Nathaniel Cole and Wigens are represented in the hat department, so you can still look good in the most extreme weather. Try a ribbed, knit-wool toque by Moncler or a cashmere ball cap with hidden earflaps by Wigens. Looking for something a little different? Try on an aviator-style hat offering full head protection in supple leather with rabbit fur trim. It’s sure to make you stand out, while you’re standing outside.

Kit and Ace

101-1019 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0A7

The Canadian clothing company knows how to make you look fabulous even when the weather isn’t. Find winter gear at Kit and Ace that’s sophisticated, stylish and luxurious. The 100-per-cent-cashmere Berkeley toque is so soft you won’t even remember you’re wearing it; the Asiatic raccoon fur pom-pom is an eye-catching add-on. If you can’t let go of summer just yet, check out the 100-per-cent-wool Donahue baseball cap – it’s great for chilly nights.

Campers Village

Campers Village has an amazing variety of hats and toques. In addition to classic beanies and skullcaps, find flat-brimmed Makinaw-style lumberjack caps and insulated fedoras. The Makinaw features a three-inch bill and is lined with 100-per-cent virgin wool. The shop’s Filson-made fedoras are water repellent and rugged with wool-lined ear flaps. Campers also carries lines by The North Face, Smartwool, Bula and Icebreaker.

Hudson's Bay

200 8th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B5

In honour of the company’s fur-trade heritage, The Bay carries an incredible line of (faux) fur trapper hats that will keep your head and ears warm through the bitter cold. Of course, the department store carries many other styles from aviator caps to beanies and toques in a range of prices, including high-end models by Ralph Loren, Lacoste and John Varvato’s Star USA.

Sport Chek

120 8th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B3

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of the biggest sporting goods stores in Canada carries hundreds of headgear options to choose from. Brands such as The North Face, Firefly, Columbia, Burton and Helly Hansen give you an almost limitless selection of styles, colours and fabrics. Sport Chek markets to men and women of all ages with a view to affordability in the mid-level price range.

Abom Ski & Board

410 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4J6

This family-owned shop has been providing top-notch service to Calgarians for more than 50 years. The snow and watersports specialty store carries a great selection of winter wear including major brands like Powder Room, Baffin and Canada Goose. You’ll make a statement on the slopes in a kitschy Fun Beanie by Bulalife in a cow face or chimp motif.

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