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Visit Canoecopia! The largest paddlesports consumer event in the world!

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  • Alliant Energy Center

    1919 Alliant Energy Way, Madison, WI (map)

    43.046001 -89.379135

  • What is Canoecopia? The best antidote for March's cabin fever!

    I have always wanted to attend Canoecopia and 2017 may be the year.  If you have an interest in attending, please RSVP.  If we gather enough interest, we will work on carpooling and other logistics.  See below for more information.

    Want to stand-up paddle on local ponds? Considering an expedition? Thinking about fishing from a kayak? Join over 20,000 paddling enthusiasts from beginners to experts to experience Canoecopia! 

    More Photos... Click here!

    Canoecopia is the largest paddlesports consumer event in the world, with more than 250,000 square feet of kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards, outdoor equipment and clothing, all at the best prices of the season! Over 110 seminars and clinics make Canoecopia an educational event where you can learn about the perfect gear for your style of paddling, develop skills to get you where you want to go, and discover some of the many places to paddle, both near and far. 

    If you're interested in experiencing life on the water, Canoecopia is the best place to spend the weekend! Canoecopia is presented by Rutabaga Paddlesports. 

    WhereAlliant Energy Center1919 Alliant Energy Way, Madison, Wisconsin

    Show Hours: Friday 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Ticket Prices: $15.00 for a day pass, $25.00 for a weekend pass.
    Note: Ages 17 and under: free. Tickets may be purchased in advance before March 3, 2017 at or at Rutabaga. At Canoecopia, tickets can be purchased with cash or check only.

    Parking$7.00 per car per day, Weekend pass: $19.50


    More information coming soon...

    Hampton Inn & Suites Madison-West

    483 Commerce Drive, Madison, Wisconsin, 53719, USA [masked] 
    View hotel site
    Note: You are welcome to stay where you wish in Madison Wisconsin.  I will likely stay at this location. It has free transportation to the event and free hot breakfast.  At time of writing, rooms are going for $89 and up per night.  Rooms are going quick for hotels near the event and are much more expensive.  I encourage you to shop around.


    Friday 7 AM - Meet at carpooling location and drive to a location for breakfast.  Begin our trek to Madison, Wisconsin.

    Friday 5 PM - Arrive at Hampton Inn & Suites Madison-West.  

    Friday 8 PM - Visit Ale Asylum Brewery
    Images: Click here!

    Saturday - Visit Canoecopia

    Sunday - Drive home

    More to come....

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  • Joyce S.

    I already booked the hotel just in case. It can always be cancelled if there is not enough interest in the trip.

    November 10

    • Kenny

      Yep, me too. Hope to see some real enthusiasm this year for this event. I would rather cancel a reservation than end up not getting a place to lay my weary old body 😂

      November 10

  • Joyce S.

    This looks like a really fun road trip.

    November 10

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  • Kenny
    Donating Member 2015, 2016, Organizer,
    Event Host

    Love to paddle.... Love to hike... Let's get out and play :0)

  • Joyce S.

    I tried kayaking for the first time in 2016 and immediately fell in love with it. ... more

  • Mary G.

    My name is mary I own a liquid logic coupe and love paddling moving water.

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  • Elizabeth

    Hello! I like to paddle, backpack, car camp or kayak camp in every season.

  • Frankie

    Plant and Historical Guru... Co Founder of Smart Paranormal

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