FREE Family Fishing Weekend!

It only happens twice a year (once in February) and this weekend July 9 & 10th- Free Family Fishing in Alberta! What does that actually mean?

  • You do NOT need a fishing license on these two days!
  • It is available for all residents of Alberta AND visitors to the province on water bodies with open fishing seasons.
  • Fishing regulations still apply- ie: areas typically closed to sportfishing, possession rules, etc. You can get all the Sportfishing regulations here.
  • This is not valid in National Parks.

Family Fishing Alberta

This is a great opportunity to try fishing with the kids before committing to paying for a license. There are lots of stocked lakes in the province, so you can increase your odds of some action! There are even a few stocked lakes and ponds around Edmonton, including Leduc, Stony Plain and Vegreville. Check out the latest stocking report here. Or, make a full weekend out of it and head to an Alberta Parks Campground to really relax!

Get out there and enjoy all of the fabulous nature this great province has to offer!

For more details about Family Fishing in Alberta check out My Wild Alberta.



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