Family Fishing Weekends: License Free Fishing Days in Canada

Photo Credit: Canadian Tourism Commission

Photo Credit: Canadian Tourism Commission

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 -February 17, 18 and 19, 2018

2. Second weekend in July. – July 7 and 8, 2018

Alberta Fishing Regulations

Free Fishing Days in British Columbia

Once a year during June, during the annual BC’s Family Fishing Weekend.

In June: June 15 – 17, 2018

Regulations and Where to Fish

Free Fishing Days in Manitoba

Twice a year.

Louis Riel Day Weekend – February 16-18, 2019

and in June 9-10, 2018

Fishing Regulations

Free Fishing Days in New Brunswick

Access to private waters, Crown Reserve waters and Crown Leases is still restricted.

Fish New Brunswick Days – in June

2018 – June 2-3

Fishing Regulations

Free Fishing Days in Newfoundland and Labrador

No free days for non-residents.

Trout fishing free for residents.

Regulations

Free Fishing Days in Nova Scotia

Twice a year.

In February: February 17 through 19, 2018
In June: June 2-3, 2018

Regulations

Free Fishing Days in Ontario

Twice a year.

Family Day Weekend: February 17-19, 2018
Early  July: June 30-July 8, 2018

Regulations

Free Fishing Days in Prince Edward Island

Once a year ~ May long weekend.

Regulations

Free Fishing Days in Quebec

Fête de la pêche – Once a Year
Early June.

2018- June 8, 9 and 10, 2018

Regulations

Free Fishing Days in Saskatchewan

Twice a Year
Family Day Weekend: February 16 to 18, 2019.

Second Weekend in July: July 14 to 15, 2018

Regulations

 

Free Fishing Days in Yukon

Once a Year in early July.

Annual Family Fishing Weekend 2018: June 29 – July 2, 2018. Yukon residents fishing for salmon are still required to possess both an angling licence and a Salmon Conservation Catch Card during this period.

Regulations

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