289 days left until Canoecopia!     March 12 - 14


Canoecopia is presented by Rutabaga Paddlesports

Location
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Madison, Wisconsin

Show Hours
Friday: 4 PM to 9 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 5 PM

Advance Tickets
1-Day: $13.00
3-Day: $26.00
Ages 17 and under are FREE

Day of Event Tickets
1-Day: $15.00
3-Day: $30.00
Ages 17 and under are FREE
Cash or check only

Parking Fees
1-Day: $7.00
3-Day: $19.50
Cash only, fees collected by Alliant Energy Center



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  Bear Paulsen



Bear Paulsen feels at home exploring wilderness areas throughout North America. He loves canoeing and winter camping because they allow him to take long, extended trips into remote areas. He happily backpacks too. He's spent four years of his life hiding from the real world in tents and under tarps. He has paddled extensively in Ontario, Manitoba, and the BWCA, as well as trips in Saskatchewan, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon. Winter camping has taken him to four Canadian provinces and eight states. Bear is the General Manager of Northstar Canoes.



Presentations

 Manitoba's Historic Hayes
Voyageur - Clarion Hotel Sun 1:30pm-2:15pm 

Bear and his wife, Claire, introduced their nine month old son, Dashwa, to the Canadian wilderness on the Hayes River. They balanced the 21-day, 385-mile trip around nap schedules and diaper changes. They paddled big lakes and ran rapids, and Dashwa learned to stand by grabbing the gunwales. The Hayes served as a liquid highway for the Hudson Bay Company. Their trip ended at York Factory, the base of HBC operations for centuries. Bear will share their adventures, some HBC history, and promises minimal cute baby pictures.



 New Year's Trip to the BWCA
Voyageur - Clarion Hotel Fri 7:30pm-8:15pm 

What do you do for New Year's Eve? Bear has spent each of the past twenty years camped on different BWCA lakes. What began as a solo trip to escape the Y2K cacophony accidentally became an annual multiweek extravaganza. Family and friends make merry in a 12"x12" tent heated by a wood stove. Come on a tour of a luxurious trip resplendent with ridiculous traditions. Over the years the tent has hosted two marriage proposals, a three month old baby, an 85 year-old grandmother, and everything in between.


 
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Madison, Wisconsin

Show Hours:
Friday: 4 PM to 9 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 5 PM

Parking:
1-Day: $7.00
3-Day: $19.50
Cash only, fees collected by Alliant Energy Center
Ticket Prices:
1-Day: $15.00
3-Day: $30.00
Ages 17 and under are FREE.

Tickets may be purchased at Rutabaga or online at www.rutabaga.com through March 1, 2020.
At Canoecopia, tickets can be purchased with cash or check only.