More than 140 years of history

About

Manufacturer since 1870, Faber & Co inc. offers the largest choice of snowshoes on the market. From the traditional wooden snowshoes laced with rawhide to the high tech aluminium snowshoes, accessories and bindings, everyone, from the beginner to the expert, will find the suited model for his needs.

From acquiring over 140 years of experience as a snowshoe and binding manufacturer, Faber has developped a complete line of products and a capacity of production that now makes it one of the world's largest manufacturer in this field.

The built quality of our products supported by professional craftsmenship and specialized equipment are the key to our success in this industry.

Furthermore, significant investments are being made in research and development which have allowed us to constantly improve our products. Our revolutionnary S-Line snowshoe-ski hybrid, our WTD technology, the Mountain series with its Arcatech Frame and DS pivoting system really show these efforts.

History

Faber & Co was founded in 1870 by Noé Sioui and Celide Gros-Louis, granddaughter of the most famous Huron Grand Chief, Nicolas Vincent, who fought for the rights of the Wendate Nation.

The family business started by making moccasins at first. Thirteen years later, the manufacturing of snowshoes began and still continues at the same location even today. The factory has been rebuilt two times in order to modernize our building and installations and the current building has been extended a few times throughout the years.

The name Faber appeared in 1949 with the second generation when Ernestine and Selim Faber got married.

Transferred to Gaston Faber in 1958, Faber & Co grew significantly and began exporting snowshoes to the United States and Europe.

In 1987, two of his sons, Richard and Guy Faber, took over the business. Accumulated research and development brought the 4th generation to produce the hybrid snowshoes followed by the aluminum ones.

Today, Faber & Co offers the widest selection of snowshoes on the market while still designing and manufacturing them in Canada.

Timeline

1870 Founded by Noé Sioui; manufacturing of slippers and moccasins
1883 Transfer of ownership to Georges A. Cloutier; addition of Snowshoes manufacturing
1925 Transfer of ownership to Selim Faber. Addition of boat and canoe manufacturing; Abandon of slippers and moccasins
1949 "Faber" trademark registered
1958 Transfer of ownership to Gaston Faber
1964 Construction of the current factory
1972 1st expansion of the factory
1980 2nd expansion of the factory. Abandon of boat and canoe
1987 Transfer of ownership to Guy & Richard Faber
1987 1st patent obtained for the “Freetrail” hybrid snowshoes
1996 3rd expansion of the factory
1998 Addition of a new snowshoe line with aluminum frame
2003 4th expansion of the factory
2008 Development of the patented Wing Traction Decking (WTD)on Hybrid snowshoes
2011 Integration of the Wind Traction Decking (WTD) on aluminum frame snowshoes
2016 Launch of the patented sliding step snowshoe S-Line