There is free fishing in Alberta from February 18-20.

With a decent forecast ahead for the Family Day long weekend, it is a good time to grab a rod and reel and try some free fishing.

Albertans are being encouraged to give fishing a try on waterbodies with open fishing seasons without having to pay for a sportfishing licence. 

The Family Fishing Weekend is not only a great opportunity to get out with the family into the great outdoors, but also a chance to learn more about responsible angling, proper fish handling techniques, ice safety, and understanding endangered fish species.

The My Wild Alberta website is a good place to start when planning your next fishing trip with all kinds of fishing information. 

Fishing regulations and other rules still apply during license-free days and a National Park fishing license is required to fish in Canadian National Parks.