Canoecopia is presented by
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Friday: 3 PM to 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 4 PM
Ages 17 and under are FREE
Cash or check only for tickets purchased at the event
Access for 90 days
Cash or credit, fees collected by Alliant Energy Center
||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.
Stu Osthoff has been the Publisher/editor of The Boundary Waters Journal for the past 32 years and operates Grand Slam Guide Service. He has led over 200 week-long canoe trips into the BWCAW/Quetico and is passionate about doing whatever it takes to get his clients into trophy canoe country fishing. The Boundary Waters has been his life and livelihood. Nobody knows more about how/when/where to make the absolute most of your canoe trip. Stu has presented many times at Canoecopia and this is yet another way to share what he knows and loves about canoe country.
This may be your last chance to witness legendary Boundary Waters guides Rob Kesselring and Stu Osthoff square off and share their canoe country expertise and style. Boundary Water Journal publisher Stu Osthoff, is a proponent of traditional canoe camping, and outdoor writer and wilderness guide Rob Kesselring, is an advocate of ultralight canoe camping. Two lifetimes of hard-core wilderness paddling, all distilled down to the essence of why we go, plus a boatload of advice on how, when, and where to make your own wilderness canoe tripping goals happen. Come learn some new ideas, and see if these two will still shake hands when it is over!