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A toboggan is a means of transport used over snow to carry equipment. During the coldest winter months, dry, powdery snow makes travelling easier.

The toboggan is usually made from thin boards of wood, bent at the front and held together by crossbars. The wood is bent while still green or after being soaked in water.

When spring comes, the heavy, wet snow slows down the toboggans; they are replaced by canoes as soon as the rivers are ice-free.


Date: 20th century

Origin: Province of Quebec, modified 3D model

Owner: Site Traditionnel Huron Onhoüa Chetek8e. Wendake.


Gadacz, R. R. (2012, April 2). Toboggan. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved September 10, 2022, from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/fr/article/toboggan

Illustration: Toboggan