Our Journey

The Quark Group was founded in 1977 and is the largest private and Canadian-owned retail footwear chain in Western Canada. We offer high quality name brand footwear and outerwear for men and women at our Quarks and Urban Trail store locations, and online at quarkshoes.com.

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Our Purpose

To bring you the best brands from around the world through Quarks and Urban Trail, so you can walk, explore and experience your world in comfortable and on-trend footwear and outerwear.


Our Philosophy


To make a positive impact serving businesses and communities.


To provide leading customer service in Canada’s premium comfort footwear and apparel industry, in a responsible and ethical manner, while being a positive force for our communities and corporate family.


We care.

We listen.

We advise.

We serve.

Our Brands

Quarks and Urban Trail share a singular mission:

to help you walk through life comfortably and in style. Together we offer the latest, top-quality footwear and apparel for work and play, so no matter where you’re headed, you look and feel great.

You can shop all our products and brands on one convenient website—that’s twice as many great styles and perfect fits for the whole family.

Walk through life comfortably.

Visit the Quarks website to find the world’s best quality activewear, accessories and shoes for everyday and special occasions.

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Explore your wild side.

Visit the Urban Trail website to read our story, view our world-class brands, and learn how we can outfit your next adventure.

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Questions? We’re happy to help. Simply fill in the form below, and we’ll be in touch.

The Quark Group – Head Office

1-120 Lowson Crescent
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3P 2H8
Phone: 1-866-925-6880