Depending on where you live, snowshoes can be a must. Not only that, but if you love visiting snowy countries, then you may also need a pair of snowshoes. But are there any snowshoes made in Canada? Well, that’s what I’ll be looking at in this article.
Before diving into the article, some readers may feel like there are a couple of companies missing from the list below. Companies like Canadian Outdoor Equipment and Snowshoes Canada don’t actually manufacture snowshoes, they purchase them from Canadian manufacturers and then sell them. If there are any readers who do know of any companies that are missing from the list then please get in touch via the comment section below.
Do Any Brand Sell Snowshoes Made in Canada? (The Short Answer)
After digging around for Canadian made snowshoes, I found 2 companies. They are GV Snowshoes and Faber.
Canadian Made Snowshoes (What My Research Turned Up)
Now that we know which companies offer Canadian made snowshoes, let’s look at both of them in more detail.
As you have probably guessed from its name, GV Snowshoes is a company that focuses primarily on manufacturing snowshoes. GV has products that are specially made for deep snow, icy surfaces, long treks, and all types of climbing trails making its snowshoes the perfect choice for almost everyone.
According to the company’s official website, most of its products are made in Canada before being shipped off to be sold. I noted that it says ‘most’ when describing its manufacturing. But I couldn’t find a single manufacturing facility connected to this company that operates outside of Canada. So, I assume that for the most part, almost everything is done within Canada.
GV has a page on its website dedicated to product warranty. Depending on which pair of GV snowshoes you buy, your warranty can range from 1 year to a lifetime. The company is very clear and open regarding how long each of its products is built to last. Some of its cheaper models are designed to be worn for around 3 years whereas the company’s best snowshoes are designed to last a lifetime.
GV has loads of options when it comes to snowshoes, unfortunately, at the time of writing this article, the website didn’t have a way to look at all of its products on one page. So, here’s a link to the company’s home page, you can navigate to its snowshoes from there. If you want a little extra help, here are a few of its unisex snowshoe models for you to check out.
Faber has been manufacturing snowshoes in Canada since it was founded back in 1870. The company is located in Quebec City, Canada, and according to its website, it looks like this is where it manufactures all of its snowshoes.
For more than 140 years Faber has been perfecting the art of making high-quality snowshoes. Today it is a major player on the world’s stage as it has sold snowshoes to countless people and even had its snowshoes used in various competitions and events.
According to Faber’s history page, the company offers the widest selection of snowshoes on the market. This is very impressive when you consider just how many snowshoe companies there are.
For those wanting to dive in and have a look at what Faber has to offer, here’s a link to its snowshoe product page. For those wanting to be given a few options to look at, I’ve got you covered. Here are a few for you to check out.