GV Snowshoes is the
largest manufacturer/ distributor of snowshoes in North America and the only
manufacturer/designer to produce every type of snowshoe available on the market.
Since 1959, GV Snowshoes has combined high tech know-how with a tradition of
excellence in snowshoe production. GV Snowshoes operates three manufacturing
plants located in Wendake, Quebec, Canada.
Who is GV Snowshoes ?
The Wendat Huron reserve has always been recognized for the
quality and reliability of the traditional snowshoe models they were producing.
Many companies such as Gros-Louis Snowshoes, which was owned by Mr. Antoine
Gros-Louis and started manufacturing in 1959, have been in operation for a long
time . In 1982, Mr. Maurice Vincent partnered with Mr. Antoine Gros-Louis and
the GV brand name was created (Gros-Louis & Vincent). In 1983,
Mr. Maurice Vincent became the soul owner of the company and it was named GV
- In 1983, acquisition of Huron snowshoes company
- In 1984, acquisition of Aigle Noir snowshoes company
- In 1985,
acquisition of Kabir Kouba snowshoes company
GV Snowshoes is one of the most important
manufacturers of snowshoes in North America and the only designer-manufacturer
to produce all types of snowshoes available in the market today.
For over 50 years GV Snowshoes has maintained a
tradition of excellence in the production and servicing of snowshoe products. GV
operates a complex of three manufacturing plants totalling 60,000 square feet
and exports to 15 countries and 3 continents.
GV, official Canadian Army Forces
GV Snowshoes has been selected by
the Canadian Forces to develop and manufacture a High Tech
snowshoe to serve Canadian soldier's needs. Two years of R&D has been
necessary to develop and deliver a unique magnesium snowshoe frame. They
requested our Energy Saver TM patent pivot system as a key feature; the
same one you will find on most GV snowshoes. The confidence they showed in us
and the great satisfaction they had with the final product is the greatest proof
that GV Snowshoes produces only top quality products.
GV Snowshoes is proud to be the official Canadian Army Forces