Beginning Winter 2021-22, Lanctôt will take over Canadian distribution of ARVA snow safety equipment. Lanctôt’s Nelson, BC warehouse will stock ARVA transceivers, beacons, shovels, probes and airbag backpacks, providing next day shipping for BC dealers.

ARVA has just recently been awarded the ISPO AWARD WINNER for the REACTOR 18 Calgary Airbag Backpack. This Award is well established in the sports business and seen as a seal of quality.

“Adding ARVA to our brand portfolio allows us to become a one-stop shop supplier with an increased level of service for our dealers and provide us with a solid leadership positioning in the market” said Diane Lanctôt, Lanctôt president.

Jean Cloutier, vice president at Lanctôt added, “With the increasing popularity of backcountry travel, the timing for our partnership with ARVA is ideal. The Reactor Airbag system is a category leader, and we are excited to provide our dealers with the highest quality snow safety equipment on the market.”

For more information please contact: Jean Cloutier, or Rob White,

About ARVA: Based out of Glaisins, France in the foothills of the French Alps, ARVA is a family owned and operated manufacturer of backcountry gear. For over 35 years ARVA has been designing high end, reliable products with a commitment to quality and environmental consciousness. They are a leader in the avalanche safety category, offering a full range of beacons, shovels, probes, avalanche airbags, touring backpacks and accessories. Arva transceivers and airbags are proudly manufactured in France.

About Lanctot: Lanctot is a family run enterprise that has been distributing sporting equipment for over 65 years. The company culture evolves around its passion for sports, finding great products and then sharing with its retail partners.