Norm Miller MPP Parry Sound - Muskoka

Fish for Free in Parry Sound-Muskoka on Family Day Weekend

February 11th, 2020

The Ontario Government makes spending time with family more affordable

Parry Sound, Ontario — The Ontario Government invites families to fish for free on Family Day weekend. From February 15 to 17, Canadian residents of all ages can enjoy fishing in Ontario without having to purchase a license or carry an Outdoors Card.

“Our government is making it easier for families to spend quality time together while enjoying Ontario’s world-class lakes, rivers and streams,” said John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. “We have made life more affordable by doubling the number of free fishing events to also include the Mother’s Day and Father’s Day weekends.”

Family Day weekend is the first of four license-free fishing opportunities in 2020. With only a few days to go before the Family Day weekend, you can start planning your ice fishing trip or find nearby events at

“License-free fishing events are a great way to get kids hooked on fishing,” said Norman Miller MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka. “I encourage everyone to get outside and visit our beautiful lakes this family day weekend.”
By offering a free fishing license, an Ontario family of four could save up to $100.

Anglers are reminded to stay safe when heading onto the ice to fish. For ice safety tips, please visit