Many provinces host free fishing weekends throughout the year, including during National Fishing Week, June 29-July 7, 2024, and Family Day Weekend, February 17-19, 2024. Find out if your province is hosting a licence-free fishing weekend this month! If you participate, please remember to follow all other rules and regulations.


Alberta’s first Family Fishing Weekend of 2024 is February 17-19 – no licence required. Find out more at


Manitoba’s Family Fishing Weekend is February 17-19. Learn more about this licence-free event by calling  204-945-6784.


Family Day Weekend is also Fish New Brunswick Days, when you can cast a line without a licence! Find out more at


Nova Scotia’s annual winter Sportfishing Weekend is February 17-19. Visit for more details.


The first Family Fishing Weekend of the year is  February 17-19. Canadian residents do not need a fishing licence to cast a line this weekend. You can find local events and other information at


Saskatchewan’s winter Free Fishing Weekend is February 17-19. Learn more at