Snowshoe Making

Snowshoe Making Program 

This program is designed to help keep the culture of snowshoeing and snowshoe making alive. Traditionally our ancestors made snowshoes during the spring, summer and fall, and used them for hunting during the winter. Snowshoes were made for easier mobility helped the hunters stay above the thick and deep snow. The snowshoe making program is a week long, targetting older youth in the communities in the North. It is an opportunity to pass along the knowledge of how to use spruce trees, babiche and moose hide to complete your own pair of traditionally made snowshoes. 


If you would like more information on our Snowshoe Making Program, contact Traditional Games Manager, Shawna McLeod at 867-669-8382 or by email






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Established in 1999, ASCNWT was created through a national consensus-building process in response to the need for more accessible and equitable sport and recreation opportunities for Aboriginal peoples across the Northwest Territories.

We believe that all Aboriginal people in the NWT should have the opportunity to participate in sport and recreational activities at a level of involvement they find meaningful and valuable.