On Canadian Ground - Stories of Footwear in Early Canada See more of the Virtual Museum of Canada
ExhibitionMemorable Shoes

KAMIKS OF THE INUIT
MOCCASINS OF THE FIRST NATIONS
CHANGING STYLES - THE ROLE OF TRADE & VOYAGEURS
SHOES FOR A NEW LAND
SHIPWRECKED SHOES
STYLE IN THE COLONIES - IMPORTED SHOES
LOYALIST SHOEMAKERS
MILITARY SHOES
SHOES MADE IN THE AGE OF THE CRAFTSMAN
CANADIAN FOOTWEAR IN THE AGE OF THE MACHINE
Le Machault, a 26-gun, three-masted frigate from the 18th century
Le Machault, a 26-gun, three-masted frigate from the 18th century
Style in the Colonies - Imported Shoes

As the colonies grew, and shoes brought with the colonists wore out, new supplies were needed. Although according to historical documents the first shoemakers had arrived by 1634, the first tannery in Quebec did not open until 1664. Until then shoemakers were restricted to repairing shoes, or using poor-quality imported hides for leather.

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