Fishing Licenses

Fishing Licenses

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can assist with any license required for Salt/Freshwater fishing, hunting, firearms safety sign-up, with a small surcharge and proper Government-issued photo identification. Cash or Canadian Debit only.

Tidal Waters Sport Fishing License:

Tidal Waters Licenses are required to fish for any species of finfish or shellfish. They can be obtained in person, although a parent may obtain a license for a child under the age of 16, and a license can be obtained for a Canadian spouse, without them being present. However, all Non-Canadian residents must be in store to get their license.

Your license must be produced on request by a fishery officer, conservation officer, or fishery guardian. You MUST carry your identification and license with you while fishing or transporting your catch. When you purchase your license online, you must print it and carry it while fishing so that you can immediately record your chinook, lingcod, or halibut catch on the license in ink. Children under 16 years old are required to obtain a license, however there is no fee applicable, just a paper and labor surcharge.

Electronic License Restriction – Halibut:

Only a Canadian resident may fish for halibut under an electronic license in Areas: 23, 121 and 123. Non-Residents of Canada wishing to fish for and retain halibut in Management Areas 121, 23, and 123, must purchase an electronic license through a Canadian Independent Access Provider. Re-issuing in Canada is not available.

For more details including licensing fees, visit the Fisheries and Oceans Canada Website.

To get your license, visit the National Recreational Licensing System website or, come on down to Island Outfitters.

Non-Tidal Sport Fishing Licenses:

The new Non-Tidal (Freshwater) Fishing E-licensing system allows anglers to register to obtain an Angler Number and purchase their basic Non-Tidal Angling License, Classified Waters Licenses, White Sturgeon Conservation Licenses, and Conservation Surcharge Stamps, at any time. Angler numbers are assigned for life.

For more details including licensing fees visit the Fisheries and Oceans Canada Website or, come down to the store.

To get your license, visit the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources website or come on down to Island Outfitters.