Come see 9 canoes around Portage painted by local artists.

Canoes on Parade

The City of Portage Tourism Commission is bringing you Portage Canoes on Parade coordinated by the Portage Area Chamber of Commerce. This is a free public art event, with two new canoes, #14 – #15, joining the roster. All the canoes will be on display beginning in May. 

Portage means “to carry.” Native people would portage their canoe over this narrow strip of land between the Fox River and Wisconsin River to hunt, fish, travel and trade.

Look at these canoes, transformed into works of art by local artists placed on display at various locations. Below is the new 2024 canoe map!

Click Here for printable map.

Canoes on Parade Portage map