Manufacturer since 1870, Faber 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.
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.
2021 is the start of a new chapter. After several years of fruitful collaboration, Groupe TAQ has acquired Faber. This transaction ensures the sustainability and growth of the company that as marked the canadian lanscape for over 150 years.
Today, Groupe TAQ | Division Faber offers the widest selection of snowshoes on the market while still designing and manufacturing them in Canada.
|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|
|2020||End of the production of wooden snowshoes and bindings|
|2021||Groupe TAQ becomes the new owner of the FABER brand|