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 15, 16, 17, 2020
2. Weekend following Canada Day in July – July 4-5, 2020
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 19 to 21, 2020
Free Fishing Days in Manitoba
Twice a year.
Louis Riel Day Weekend February 15 to 17, 2020.
and in June. 2020 TBA (June 8 and 9, 2019)
Free Fishing Days in New Brunswick
Family Day long weekend in February and in the first weekend of June.
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.
Family Day long weekend in February: February 15-17, 2020
First weekend of June: June 6-7, 2020
Free Fishing Days in Newfoundland and Labrador
No free days for non-residents.
Trout fishing free for residents.
Free Fishing Days in Nova Scotia
Known as free sportfishing weekends.
In February:Heritage Day Weekend (annual winter sportfishing weekend ) February February 15 to 17, 2020.
The Nova Scotia Anglers’ Handbook is available online .
Summer 2020 TBA (June 1 to 2, 2019)
Free Fishing Days in Ontario
Family Day Weekend: February 15 – 17, 2020 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Monday)
Mother’s Day Weekedn: May 9 – 10, 2020 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday)
Father’s Day Weekend: June 20 – 21, 2020 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday)
July 4 – 12, 2020 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday).
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 15, 16 and 17, 2020
Second Weekend in July: 2020 TBA (July 13 and 14, 2019)
Free Fishing Days in Yukon
Once a Year in early July (around Canada Day Weekend).
If you’re a Yukon resident, you may fish for freshwater fish without an angling licence during the 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.
2020 TBA (2019: June 28 to July 1, 2019)