Snowshoes allow travel during the winter, as sinking into the snow is avoided. They simplify the migration necessary for our nomadic life. Snowshoes can have different shapes according to the use to which they will be put. For example, a trapper will turn to a wider and more rounded, snowshoe while a walker will opt for a longer narrower snowshoe.
The snowshoe is generally made from birch wood laced over with a mesh «babiche» that is made from moose or caribou skin cut into narrow uniform strips.
Still, to this day, traditional snowshoes are used by the Pekuakamiulnuatsh. Even more, the snowshoe, in a more modern shape, has become commercialised and has become the delight of people taking part in winter sports.