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


  John Bates


John Bates is the author of ten books and a contributor to seven others, all of which focus on the natural history of the Northwoods. He's worked as a naturalist in Wisconsin's Northwoods for 33 years, leading an array of trips and giving talks all designed to help people further understand the remarkable diversity and beauty of nature, and our place within it.


John Bates
 A Far Side Guide to Birding
BWCA - main floor Fri 3:30pm-4:15pm 
Caribou - upstairs Sat 10:30am-11:15am 
The evolution, natural selection, population dynamics, adaptations, reproductive strategies, behaviors, migration, management - here's Birding 101 in 45 minutes through the comic lens of Far Side, Calvin and Hobbes, and others. Laugh your way to knowing more about birds while you're hiking or paddling.

John Bates
 Trailside Botany along Portages: Stories of Northwoods Trees and Shrubs
Quetico - main floor Fri 5:30pm-6:15pm 
Quetico - main floor Sat 1:30pm-2:15pm 
Every plant has a story. Each one has a personality. What do you see along a portage or at your campsite? Come hear stories of the natural and cultural history of our most common trees and shrubs that make us uniquely the Northwoods and not somewhere else.