Residents of Mississauga, Brampton, and Ontario won’t need licence to celebrate Father’s Day by fishing at provincial parks

 

Starting this Saturday (June 19), the Province is allowing families to fish for free to celebrate Father's Day.

For Saturday and Sunday, families will be able to fish in all of Ontario without having to purchase a licence or carry an Outdoors Card.

However, while families won't be required to obtain a licence, those who do choose to fish are strongly encouraged to respect recreational fisheries, by adhering to following conservation licence catch limits and other regulations, and obeying size limits and sanctuaries.

Additionally, on Sunday, the Province is offering free, day-use passes for more than 100 Ontario parks.

Those who attend provincial parks are required to have a valid permit visible on their vehicle for the entirety of their stay--even when visiting on days when day-use passes are free.

"Ontario Parks offer so many opportunities for families to be together, get active and take in the fresh air, and we are happy to provide another affordable way to do that with free day-use this Father's Day," Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, said in a news release.

"I encourage all families to take advantage of the great weather and celebrate the day, while also being responsible and continuing to follow all public health advice, including physical distancing," he continued.

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