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


  Travis Williams


Travis Williams has served for 23 years as Riverkeeper & Executive Director of Willamette Riverkeeper, in NW Oregon. In doing so, he has become completely immersed in the world of the canoe. Over the years, he has authored the Willamette Water Trail guides (www.willamettewatertrail.org), and two books about both environmental policy, and traveling the Willamette by canoe and kayak (Willamette River Field Guide, Timber Press, 2009, and Willamette River Greenways, Oregon State University Press, 2022). He loves many rivers in the Western US for multi-day canoe trips, and also loves the Northwoods of Minnesota, and the many wonderful lakes and rivers of Canada for canoeing. He is volunteer Executive Director of the Minnesota Canoe Museum in Ely, MN (www.mncanoemuseum.org), and he and his wife spend as much time as possible in their small dry cabin, just outside Ely, MN.


Travis Williams
 NW Oregon Rivers, Year Round
Sylvania - main floor Sun 11:30am-12:15pm 
Oregon has many fantastic canoeing rivers. From flatwater and moving water rivers, to many whitewater options. This presentation focuses on a few very approachable rivers that one can canoe or kayak throughout the calendar year. There is good reason to load the car for a multi-day trip driving West, or for catching a plane to enjoy a few days on the Willamette, or some of Oregon's other western rivers. Whether in the gorgeous summer months, or some of the ice-free winter months, there are multiple options a short drive from Portland whether one wants to canoe a big flatwater river during the winter, or catch a bit of whitewater just outside town. He also links canoeing to overall health. As a Type 1 Diabetic for over 46 years, he sees the outdoor experience as essential to overall health, and links much of that to canoeing and traveling the world by paddle craft.