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1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713
  • Presented By: Rutabaga Paddlesports
  • Dates: 3/11/2022, 3/12/2022, 3/13/2022
  • Location: Alliant Energy Center of Dane County
  • Time: Friday: 3 PM to 8 PM, Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM, Sunday: 10 AM to 5 PM
  • Price: 1-Day: $15.00, 3-Day: $30.00, Ages 17 and under are FREE

Canoecopia is back, and will be in-person at the Alliant Energy Center for the first time in three years! We're knee-deep in preparations and wading deeper, as we are excited to offer a virtual event this year as well! Check back for details.


What is Canoecopia?

Canoecopia is the largest paddlesports consumer event in the world. More than 250,000 square feet of kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards, outdoor equipment and clothing, with the best selection of the season, make Canoecopia a "must go" place for gear! Over 180 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. To read about COVID-19 protocol for the event click here.

Canoecopia will follow the Dane County Public Health Order. For further information see Dane County Guidelines

Virtual Canoecopia won’t replace the energy that comes from person-to-person interactions, but we want it to be the next best thing! Last year's virtual event was a big success for the paddling community both near and far, so we decided to offer it again this year. Presentations for the virtual event will be pre-recorded, so whether you live far away, or even if you attend the show in-person, a virtual ticket will give you access to presentations long after the weekend, available for viewing for 90 days! Plus you can wear your pajamas.

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