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Snowshoe Lending Program

Snowshoes are available at your public library, from Active Pictou County!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long can I borrow snowshoes?

Snowshoes can be checked out for a 7 day loan period. Snowshoes are subject to regular library overdue policies and fees; lost or damaged snowshoes are subject to a $50 fee for replacement of snowshoes and bags. Patrons can also renew snowshoes, if there are no holds already on the equipment.

Who can borrow snowshoes?

Anyone with a PARL library card.

Where can I borrow snowshoes?

Snowshoes can be borrowed from any PARL location, but please check for availability (in person at any branch location, by calling your preferred branch, or by searching our online catalogue). Snowshoes may be available on site, or may have to be delivered from another branch location.

The Town of Trenton will also continue to lend snowshoes out from Trenton Rink.

Can I check out more than one pair of snowshoes at once?

Yes, you can! Snowshoeing is a wonderful winter activity for friends and families to do together.

Can I borrow sets for a large group?

We can try to make arrangements to accommodate large groups. Our ability to fulfill the request will be dependent on the number of snowshoes available and how much advance notice is given. Please call your local library branch or Library Headquarters (902-755-6031) for more information regarding larger groups.

How do I return snowshoes when I'm done with them?

Snowshoes can be returned to any library branch during open hours. Snowshoes cannot be placed in book drops and are considered to be the responsibility of the borrower until they are returned in person to a library branch.

Which size of snowshoe is best for me?

The ideal snowshoe sizes depends mostly on your weight. The following sizing chart can help identify which of the available sizes would best suit an individual.

User's Fully Loaded Weight

Snowshoe Length (inches)

 

18"

20" - 23"

24" - 27"

30"

36"

80 lbs

Good up to 80 lbs

Good

Okay

 

 

100 lbs

 

Good

Okay

 

 

120 lbs

 

Good

Good

Okay

 

140 lbs

 

Good

Good

Okay

 

160 lbs

 

Okay

Good

Good

 

180 lbs

 

Okay

Good

Good

 

200 lbs

 

 

Okay

Good

Okay

220 lbs

 

 

Okay

Good

Good

240 lbs

 

 

 

Good

Good

260 lbs

 

 

 

Okay

Good

280 lbs

 

 

 

 

Good

300 lbs

 

 

 

 

Good

 

Sizing Chart Source: https://www.mec.ca/en/explore/how-to-choose-snowshoes