Get hooked and give fishing a try on Canadian water bodies during license free fishing days.
Fishing regulations and other rules still apply during license free days and National Park fishing license is required to fish in Canadian National Parks.
Free Fishing Days in Alberta
Family Fishing Weekends, occurs twice a year.
1. Family Day long weekend in February
2. Second weekend in July.
Free Fishing Days in British Columbia
Once a year during June, during the annual BC’s Family Fishing Weekend.
In June: Father’s Day Weekend: June 14 to 16, 2019
Free Fishing Days in Manitoba
Twice a year.
Louis Riel Day Weekend – February 16-18, 2019
and in June. 2019 TBA// 2018: June 9-10, 2018
Free Fishing Days in New Brunswick
Access to private waters, Crown Reserve waters and Crown Leases is still restricted. Licences will be required, however, if anglers want to retain landlocked salmon from 48 to 63 cm FL.
Fish New Brunswick Days – in June
2019 – June 1 to 2
Free Fishing Days in Newfoundland and Labrador
No free days for non-residents.
Trout fishing free for residents.
Free Fishing Days in Nova Scotia
In February:Heritage Day Weekend (annual winter sportfishing weekend ) February 16 through 18, 2019
The Nova Scotia Anglers’ Handbook is available online . Information on winter fishing regulations and open lakes are on pages 48-50.
June: 2019 TBA// June 2-3, 2018
Free Fishing Days in Ontario
Family Day Weekend: February 16 – 18, 2019
Early July: June 29 – July 7, 2019
For 2019 — Two more weekends have been added for 2019: weekends of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
Free Fishing Days in Prince Edward Island
Once a year ~ May long weekend.
Free Fishing Days in Quebec
Fête de la pêche – Once a Year
2019 – June 7, 8 and 9, 2019
Free Fishing Days in Saskatchewan
Twice a Year
Family Day Weekend: February 16 to 17, 2019.
Second Weekend in July: 2019 TBA// July 14 to 15, 2018
Free Fishing Days in Yukon
Once a Year in early July.
Annual Family Fishing Weekend.
Yukon residents fishing for salmon are still required to possess both an angling licence and a Salmon Conservation Catch Card during this period.
2019 TBA//2018: June 29 – July 2, 2018