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
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||Bryan is an award-winning professional landscape photographer and outdoor educator. He has over 30 years of photography experience with over 100 publication credits from publications such as National Geographic, Outdoor Photographer, Lake Superior Magazine, Ocean Paddler, Canoe and Kayak Magazine, Backpacker Magazine and many more. In 2018, he received Lake Times Magazine's Best Photographer in Minnesota award. An outdoor educator and guide at heart, Bryan decided to share his passion for outdoor photography and started a photography workshop program in 2006. His programs take students to the best and often unknown locations in the northland and across the nation to many National Parks. He lives in Grand Marais, Minnesota.
In 1879, Minnesota State Geologist Newton Horace Winchell surveyed the Arrowhead region of Minnesota. Once on the north shore of Lake Superior, he left Grand Marais to travel inland through what is now the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. His route followed the historic Iron Trail, to the Voyager Route and then descended back to Lake Superior via an Ojibwe canoe route on the Poplar River. In this presentation, professional landscape photographer Bryan Hansel will speak about how he recreated the route using a combination of existing infrastructure and bushwhacks. The solo canoe trip took Hansel approximately two weeks. It was 160 miles and included about 30 miles of portages.
You can see the trailer for the presentation here: https://youtu.be/uBeyWl9vuVM