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


  Al & Marsha Fairfield

Al and Marsha Fairfield are retired outdoor enthusiast living the dream just down the road from the Sylvania Wilderness Area. Marsha is a kayak instructor and Wisconsin Master Naturalist. Al has a background in biology and ecology that he applies to his fishing and outdoor adventures. Both have been active at nature centers, friends groups, land trusts, and as presenters of outdoor topics.


Al & Marsha Fairfield, Marsha Fairfield
 Sylvania Wilderness Past, Present, and Future
Algonquin - main floor Fri 5:30pm-6:15pm 
Bear - upstairs Sat 12:30pm-1:15pm 
The Sylvania Wilderness Area has a colorful history leading up to becoming the wilderness recreation area it is today. Abundant wildlife, protected fisheries, and wilderness camping are obvious attractions. Learn what you need to explore this special place responsibly. We will also explore the changes brought about by climate change, invasive species, COVID, technology, and an increase in visitors.