Get hooked on a new family activity! Together you can fish without a license during Ontario’s Free Family Fishing Weekends. These special events happen periodically in our beautiful province (even in winter) to allow locals and visitors alike to fish without purchasing a license.

Keep in mind that all other fishing regulations still apply, including catch and size limits. If you don’t know how to fish just yet, then check out the free online Learn to Fish program!

2023 Free Family Fishing Schedule:

  • Family Fishing Weekend — February 18-20, 2023
  • Mother’s Day Weekend — May 13-14, 2023
  • Father’s Day Weekend — June 17-18, 2023
  • Family Fishing Week — July 1-9, 2023

Ontario Free Family Fishing Weekends

When: Ongoing
Where: Throughout Ontario

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