Get hooked on a new family activity as you can go fishing without a license during Ontario’s Free Family Fishing Weekends, and you take lessons with their free online Learn to Fish program! These special events happen periodically in our beautiful province (even in winter) to allow locals and visitors alike to fish without purchasing a license — just keep in mind that all other fishing regulations still apply, including catch and size limits.

2023 Free Family Fishing Schedule:

  • Family Fishing Weekend — February 17-19, 2024
  • Mother’s Day Weekend — May 11-12, 2024
  • Father’s Day Weekend — June 15-16, 2024
  • Family Fishing Week — June 29-July 7, 2024

Ontario Free Family Fishing Weekends

When: Select dates February – July 2024
Where: Throughout Ontario

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