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Licence-Free Fishing

Would you like to fish for free? Check with your provincial government to see when licence-free fishing weekends or weeks take place!

For questions pertaining directly to fishing policies in your province, please contact your local office.

Alberta Family Fishing Weekend
Winter: February 19 to 21, 2022
Summer: July 2 & 3 2022
Alberta Fishing Regulations
Stocked Lakes

BC Family Fishing Weekend
Winter: TBD
Summer: June 17-19, 2022 (Father’s Day Weekend)
BC Fishing Regulations and Where to Fish

Manitoba Family Fishing Weekends
Winter: February 19-21, 2022
Summer: June 2022

Fish New Brunswick Days
Winter: February 19-21, 2022
Summer: June 4-5, 2022

Newfoundland and Labrador
No free days for non-residents.
Trout fishing free for residents.
NFL Fishing Regulations

Northwest Territories
Not applicable
Northwest Territories Fishing Regulations

Nova Scotia
Sportfishing Weekends
Winter: Feb.19, 20 & 21, 2022 (Coincides with Heritage Day holiday)
Summer: June 4 & 5 2022 (first full weekend in June)
Fish Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Fishing Regulations

Not applicable
Nunavut Fishing Regulations

Ontario Family Fishing Weekends
Winter: February 19-21, 2022 
Spring: May 7 & 8, 2022 
Summer: June 18 & 19, 2022 
Summer: July 2-10, 2022 

Prince Edward Island 
Free Family Fishing Weekend
Summer: May 2022 (Victoria Day weekend)
PEI Fishing Regulations

Fête de la pêche Quebec
June 3, 4 and 5, 2022 (pending COVID-19 regulations)
Quebec Fishing Regulations

Saskatchewan Free Fishing Weekends 
Winter: February 19-21, 2022
Summer: Second weekend in July 2022
Saskatchewan Fishing Regulations

Free Fishing Days
Summer: Early July
Yukon Fishing Regulations