347 days left until Canoecopia!     March 8 - 10
Canoecopia is presented by

Presenting Sponsor

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

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

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


  Kathy Nelson

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Kathy Nelson, co-owner and operator of Spirit of the Wilderness Outfitter in Ely, Minnesota has traveled the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness since she was a teenager. Now as a senior citizen she has guided multiple women's canoe trips, even after total knee replacement. Her groups have included introducing first time as well as seasoned wilderness travelers to an adventure making lifetime memories. Join Kathy as she shares her knowledge of planning, packing and adapting to senior citizen status and ability and explains how you too can safely travel one of the premier wilderness areas in the United States.


Kathy Nelson
 Travel the BWCA as a Senior Citizen
Superior - main floor Fri 5:30pm-6:15pm 
BWCA - main floor Sat 2:30pm-3:15pm 
You have wanted to experience the Boundary Waters (BWCAW) but uncertain if you can as a Senior citizen. Join Kathy Nelson, co-owner of an Ely outfitter and senior citizen wilderness traveler as she shares how to plan a successful canoe trip; what to pack, what not to take, how to handle limited mobility and strength concerns, best time to experience the BWCA, suggested and more.