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


  Stu Osthoff

Stu Osthoff has been the Publisher/editor of The Boundary Waters Journal for the past 33 years and operates Grand Slam Guide Service. He has led over 200 week-long canoe trips into the BWCAW/Quetico and is passionate about doing whatever it takes to get his clients into trophy canoe country fishing. The Boundary Waters has been his life and livelihood. Nobody knows more about how/when/where to make the absolute most of your canoe trip. Stu has presented many times at Canoecopia and this is yet another way to share what he knows and loves about canoe country.

Rob Kesselring is a veteran of 35 arctic canoe expeditions, 109 BWCAW-Quetico trips, and he has paddled over 150 rivers worldwide. A wilderness guide in the Boundary Waters, Big Bend, and Gates of the Arctic National Parks. He is the author of three books: Merlyn Carter Bush Pilot, River Stories, and Daughter Father Canoe. Rob has spoken many times at Canoe Expos in the United States and Canada. He typically spends over 250 nights a year camping worldwide - his mantra: never half-way.


Stu Osthoff, Rob Kesslering
 Two Veteran Boundary Waters Guides Share and Spar on What Works for Them
Superior - main floor Sat 12:30pm-1:15pm 
Legendary Boundary Waters guides Rob Kesselring and Stu Osthoff square off and share their canoe country expertise and style. Boundary Water Journal publisher Stu Osthoff, is a proponent of traditional canoe camping, and outdoor writer and wilderness guide Rob Kesselring, is an advocate of ultralight canoe camping. Two lifetimes of hard-core wilderness paddling, all distilled down to the essence of why we go, plus a boatload of advice on how, when, and where to make your own wilderness canoe tripping goals happen. Come learn some new ideas, and see if these two will still shake hands when it is over!