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


  Chris Gavin


Chris Gavin is a naturalist, outdoors man, and modern-day hunter/gatherer teaching outdoor skills through his business, Eagle Outdoor Skills and various volunteer organizations such as Scouts BSA. Chris grew up in a paddling family whose trips to the Boundary Waters during the blueberry season planted the seed for a life-long passion living closer to the land and forming intimate relationships with nature.


Chris Gavin
 Foraging at the Water's Edge
Bear - upstairs Fri 4:30pm-5:15pm 
Do you ever wonder about the wild edibles that could be found within reach as you are paddling down a stream, river, or lake shore? How do you identify which plants and fungi are safe to eat or where you are allowed to harvest them? Join Chris Gavin as we cover the basics of getting into foraging wild foods with a focus on those found at the water's edge. Chris will discuss how to safely, legally, and sustainably harvest wild food on your next paddle!