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.
For more information, please visit https://mywildalberta.ca/fishing/family-fishing-weekends/default.aspx