Family Fishing Weekend (July 4 & July 5)

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Fishing is a fun way for friends and family to connect with some of Alberta’s greatest natural resources – our lakes, rivers, streams and the fish that live in them. During Family Fishing Weekends, Albertans and visitors are encouraged to give fishing a try on waterbodies with open fishing seasons without having to purchase a sportfishing licence.

Alberta hosts two Family Fishing Weekends each year:

  • February – over the Family Day long weekend
  • July – during the weekend following Canada Day

This coming weekend is a Family Fishing Weekend, where fishing is free; no licence required (excluding national parks) but Alberta sportfishing regulations still apply.


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