297 days left until Canoecopia!     March 10 - 12
Canoecopia is presented by


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Location
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Madison, Wisconsin

Show Hours
Friday: 3 PM to 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 4 PM

Tickets
1-Day: $15.00
3-Day: $30.00
Ages 17 and under are FREE
Cash or check only for tickets purchased at the event

Virtual Tickets
Virtual: $15.00
Access for 90 days

Parking Fees
1-Day: $8.00
Cash or credit, fees collected by Alliant Energy Center

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  Rob Kesselring


rob@robkesselring.com

Rob Kesselring is a veteran of 34 arctic canoe expeditions, 107 BWCAW-Quetico trips, and he has paddled over 150 rivers worldwide. A wilderness guide in the Boundary Waters, Big Bend, and Gates of the Arctic National Parks. He is the author of three books: Merlyn Carter Bush Pilot, River Stories, and Daughter Father Canoe. Rob has spoken many times at Canoe Expos in the United States and Canada. He typically spends over 300 nights a year camping worldwide - his mantra: never half-way.



Presentations

 The Noatak Watershed by Canoe,  Alaska’s Untouched Arctic Jewel
(in-person only)   BWCA - main floor Sat 1:30pm-2:15pm 
(in-person only)   Algonquin - main floor Sun 12:30pm-1:15pm 
The Noatak River is the largest pristine watershed left in the United States. In 2021, Kesselring completed his seventh paddle down the Noatak. He knows this portage-free, 450-mile river from its headwaters to the Arctic Ocean. He also knows two of the Noatak tributaries, the Kugururok and Kelly. Come see a river in all its moods and hear grizzly stories, 25 bears in one summer alone! The Noatak: beyond belief but within your reach.



 Travel Like a Wilderness Guide Tips from 1,000 Trips
(in-person only)   Quetico - main floor Fri 4:30pm-5:15pm 
(in-person only)   Quetico - main floor Sat 10:30am-11:15am 
(in-person only)   Quetico - main floor Sun 10:30am-11:15am 
An entertaining, information-packed session from one of the most experienced canoe guides in North America. Canoe camping tips and secrets gleaned from decades of wilderness river travels in Canada, Alaska, Africa, the Boundary Waters, and the desert Southwest. Planning, packing, canoe choice, paddling techniques, gear, safety, navigation, cooking, campsite selection, weather, bears, essential knots, group dynamics, and even some stuff you don't know you don't know.


 
Canoecopia is presented by


Presenting Sponsor





Location
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Madison, Wisconsin

Show Hours
Friday: 3 PM to 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 5 PM

Tickets
1-Day: $15.00
3-Day: $30.00
Ages 17 and under are FREE
Cash or check only for tickets purchased at the event

Virtual Tickets
Virtual: $15.00
Access for 90 days

Parking Fees
1-Day: $8.00
Cash or credit, fees collected by Alliant Energy Center

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