Review Of The Best Snow Shovels In Canada – Our 2021 Buyers Guide

Best Snow Shovel List For 2021

We know it sounds crazy when we say a snow shovel isn’t just a snow shovel. But we mean it. Those in need of a new snow shovel this season shouldn’t just purchase the first Canadian Tire snow shovel they come across because it’s cheap and will “do the trick”. If you don’t purchase the right one for you, not only are you increasing the chances of not getting the shovelling job done efficiently, but you’re also putting your health at risk.

We’ve compiled a list of our favourite snow shovels to make your snow shovel purchase easier (in no particular order).

Best Rated Snow Shovels Comparison Table

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  • Weight: ​3.7 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​127 x ​45.7 x ​9.9 cm
  • Weight: ​1.3 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​66 x 30.4 x 20.3 cm
  • Weight: ​9.39 lbs
  • Dimensions: 127 x ​45.7 x ​9.9 cm

​True Temper Poly Snow Shovel / Pusher / Scraper

  • Weight: 5.6 lbs
  • Dimensions: 75.4 x ​​46.2 x ​16.5 cm
  • Weight: ​9.39 lbs
  • Dimensions: 75.4 x 46.2 x 16.5cm
  • Weight: 5 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​7.2 x 51 x 135.3 cm
  • Weight: ​9.39 lbs
  • Dimensions: 129.5 x 45.7 x 12.7 cm
  • Weight: 5 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​116.8 x 40.6 x 7.6 cm
  • Weight: 5.5 lbs
  • Dimensions: 127 x 106.6 x 30.4 cm
  • Weight: 13.8 lbs
  • Dimensions: ​35.6 x 149.1 x 37.1 cm
  • Weight: 16 lbs
  • Dimensions: 104.1 x 40.6 x 96.5 cm
  • Weight: 1 lbs
  • Dimensions:7.6 x 23.3 x 86.3 cm

Top-Rated Snow Shovels For 2021

We’ve compiled a list of our favourite snow shovels to make your snow shovel purchase easier (in no particular order).

Our Rating:
4.5/5

About the product:
Are you tired of back-breaking shovelling with traditional, cheap, plastic shovels? This Snow Joe Shovelution is a strain-reducing snow shovel with an ergonomic handle that not only reduces injury but helps you throw snow more easily to cut your driveway shovelling time in half. This lightweight design (3 lbs) is ideal for any customer needing to clear light snow, heavy snow, or wet snow from their driveway, walkway, or patio.

Our Rating:
4.5/5

About the product:
Looking for a compact shovel that you or a family member could keep in their car? This multi-purpose shovel is the perfect solution for your car or when you go camping. It can literally dig you out of emergencies and is collapsible with three easy pieces that also happen to be lightweight and easy to assemble when needed.

Our Rating:
4.5/5

About the product:
This is more of a standard shovel, but it gets the job done quickly and efficiently because of its durable material and ergonomic design. It’s the perfect combo snow shovel when it comes to needing to push or shovel snow. It allows for an easy, comfortable lift and can handle whatever weather winter throws at it.

Our Rating:
4.5/5

About the product:
This may just be the combo shovel of your dreams. It works great on all surfaces and acts as a shovel and snowplow all in one with a footstep to allow for a safer lift. Better yet … it even reverses so you can get in those tight, hard-to-reach areas like small steps. But that’s not all. It’s an ergonomic snow shovel that can easily be maneuvered with two hands. This sturdy SnoBoss won’t disappoint.

Our Rating:
4.5/5

About the product:
Whoever thought of putting wheels on a snow shovel was a genius. Not only does it make your job much easier, but it saves you from breaking your back. This product features a durable metal handle, a wide 29-inch clearance, and wheels to make pushing through the snow that much easier. The cushioned handlebars also make for a quick and comfortable snow-clearing process.

Our Rating:
4.5/5

About the product:
This is the world’s first True Temper aluminum blade that can help homeowners shovel or push snow as efficiently as possible. It’s more durable, allows the snow to easily fall off the blade, and can comfortably fit hands wearing thick gloves. This may be a cost-effective shovel, but that doesn’t mean it’s made from cheap materials. This aluminum combo is secure, long-lasting, and the perfect solution to your shovelling woes.

Our Rating:
4.5/5

About the product:
This True Temper 18-Inch Poly Blade Snow Shovel and Pusher is the perfect combo when it comes to clearing your driveway or walkway. Because of the steel wear strip, it won’t wear away over time, so you’ll have this durable, lightweight True Temper 18-Inch shovel for years to come.

Our Rating:
4.5/5

About the product:
Have you been in search of a snow shovel that can clear a large amount of snow with one push? Then look no further than the one and only 36-Inch wheeled snow pusher for residential and commercial owners alike. Manufactured in the U.S. and extremely durable, this shovel easily allows the user to push 3-4 inches of snow efficiently from sidewalks, driveways, walkways, decks, patios and more.

Our Rating:
4.5/5

About the product:
If you’re sick of having to replace the blade on your snow shovel from wear and tear, try investing in the Manplow Snow Pusher instead. Once the end on the blade has worn down, you can easily rotate it and use the other side, allowing for a longer lifespan. It clears up to 44 inches of snow with one push so the time you usually spend shovelling your driveway or large walkways will be cut in half (or even less!).

Our Rating:
4.5/5

About the product:
Say goodbye to traditional snow shovels that only last you one winter and hello to the Snow Joe electric snow shovel! You’re probably wondering: isn’t it just like a snow blower? Well, not exactly. This electric snow shovel is much smaller and easier to store, but has just as much power! It’s perfect for quickly removing snow from a smaller driveway, walkway, patio and deck, all while saving you from a sore back from having to lift and throw snow. This 10-amp motor can clear a 13-inch by 6-inch path, throw snow up to 20 feet, and remove an impressive 400 lbs of snow per minute.

Our Rating:
4.5/5

About the product:
If you’re looking for an ergonomic shovel that also cuts your shovelling time in half for your smaller driveway, walkway or deck, then this Earthwise Corded Snow Shovel is definitely for you. The comfortable handle, rear wheels, and 12-amp motor will make your life so much easier (and also take away back strain!). It can throw snow up to 30 feet, all while clearing a 16-inch wide path and throwing 430 lbs of snow per minute!

Our Rating:
4.5/5

About the product:
You didn’t think we’d forget about the kids, did you? This children’s shovel is a perfect little gift to get out there and have fun together! It’s very lightweight and can easily and comfortably fit smaller hands, and the plastic blade is sticking resistant, so the snow won’t make it any heavier than it needs to be. It’s suitable for children aged two to ten who love playing in the snow, building snow forts, and just hanging out with mom and dad!

Snow Shovels Can Have Multiple Uses

Snow shovels don’t just have to be used for clearing snow. The material used to make the blade of the shovel determines what other things you can use the shovel for. A metal or aluminum blade can be strong enough for some heavy-duty work, but a plastic blade can be used to scrape the things that metal and aluminum could scratch. Snow shovel blades with scoop-shaped designs can allow you to scoop liquids while a blade whereas a blade that’s flat can allow you to remove ice or packed snow more easily.

Different Types Of Snow Shovels

There are various types of snow shovels, each corresponding to different uses:

  • Shovel from 45 cm to 63 cm: this shovel is perfect for shoveling and pushing snow. The relative narrowness of the shovel makes it easier to lift, which reduces lower back pain. However, larger excavators can collect more snow and get the job done faster.
  • Shovel from 63 cm to 89 cm: this wide shovel is the best for gathering and pushing large piles of snow quickly.
  • Folding Snow Shovel: This shovel is an excellent item for the car to get you out of trouble. It is often adjustable and comfortable to unfold.
  • Electric snow shovel: The electric snow shovel serves as a mini snowblower. She projects it a few feet away and can clear the entrance without resorting to a big snow blower. It is very light compared to most snowblowers and is therefore easy to handle.

Important Snow Shovel Characteristics

Take a look at the following features before buying a shovel:

  • Shovel handle: The handle at the end of the shovel allows you to handle it when you plan and push snow. Some models of excavators and electric shovels have a second handle placed in the middle of the handle for better control.
  • ​Ergonomic handle: Some shovels have an ergonomically angled handle that keeps stress away from the lumbar region to aid shoveling and prevent injury.
  • Excavator blade: wider blades are designed to push snow. Narrower blades are ideal for projecting.
  • Wheels: Some excavators are equipped with wheels to clear snow without having to lift heavy loads.

Factors to be considered Before Buying a Snow Shovel

Consider the following factors when buying your next snow shovel:

  • Material: tShovels made of metal or fiberglass are durable but heavy. They are therefore more suitable for stronger people. Shovels made of lighter materials, such as wood or plastic, are more ideal for people of smaller stature.
  • ​Ergonomics: the ergonomics of a shovel depend on its handle and its handle as well as its width. A wide shovel without the right handle or handle can cause you to lift too much snow. Excessive stress will be imposed on your back and joints.
  • Size:  the size of a shovel must be adapted to the size of its user. If you are tall, opt for a longer shovel to maximize your efforts.

Make your life easier this winter with the shovel you truly need. Whether it’s a light shovel to clear small walkways or an electric shovel to tackle deeper snow, you’ll be happy to have the right comfortable, long-lasting shovel for the job. Not everyone can afford high-end snowblowers, which is why we compiled a list of the 12 best snow shovels of 2021 that are affordable and suit anyone’s needs. But, if you can’t get out there to clear away snow yourself and need to hire an expert to do it for you, CF Landscaping is here to provide you with only the highest level of customer service. Our helpful and dedicated staff can not only clear your residential or commercial property quickly and efficiently, but they can also schedule regular snow maintenance appointments. And don’t worry, we always show up on time! Winter is a busy time of the year so we always ensure your driveway is clear so you can continue running errands or go to work. We also care about the safety of your friends, family, employees, and customers and can clear any ice in the way too. 

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