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Purchasing a Fishing Licence in BC

British Columbia fishing licences are divided into two groups: freshwater (non-tidal) and saltwater (tidal). These licences are handled quite differently.


Freshwater licences are available online, from a vendor, or from a Service BC. You must purchase a license if you are 16 years of age or over, or a non-resident. Licence costs are covered here.

There are additional regulations governing certain species and certain rivers. Stamps are required in order to fish certain freshwater species. This is covered in detail here, and here. An additional licence is also required to fish in rivers listed as classified waters.


Saltwater licence costs are detailed here. The license is free to those under 16, but it is still required to fish. An additional stamp is required for salmon. Licences may be purchased from vendors.

For information on daily limits and up-to-date changes, check the Fisheries and Oceans Canada website or call (604) 666-2828.

Planning Your Vancouver Island Fishing Trip

For up-to-date information on Vancouver Island fishing hotspots, visit the Sport Fishing Institute of B.C website.

For everything you need to know about planning your fishing trip in B.C, visit

Accommodation Resources

Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations Accommodations

Tin Wis, Tofino

Thornton Motel, Ucluelet

Pachena Bay Campground, Bamfield

Tuta Marina & Campgrounds, Gold River

Yuquot Cabins, Yuquot

Ka:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k:tles7et'h' Motel

Nitinaht Lake Motel

Himwitsa Lodge

Duffin Cove Resort

Vera's Guest House, Flores Island

Sea Otter Bay B&B, Kyuquot


HelloBC – Lists all types of accommodations across BC. – Lists all types of accommodations across BC.

Hotel / Motel

SpeedHotels – Hotels by city for BC. – Hotels by city for BC.

Bed and Breakfast

BC Bed and Breakfast - Vancouver Island.

Vancouver Island Bed and Breakfast.

Bed and Breakfast - Vancouver Island.


Discover Camping – BC Parks.

Parks Canada

Recreation Sites and Trails (for Greenpoint Reservations near Tofino).

Tourism Resources

Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations Tourism Information

Tseshaht Market

Nootka Trail

Tla-ook Cultural Adventures


Aboriginal Tourism Members - Vancouver Island

HelloBC - Vancouver Island Aboriginal resources


Aboriginal Tourism Association of B.C.

HelloBC - Vancouver Island resources

Travel BC - North Island

Travel BC - Pacific Rim


BC Ferries

Lady Rose

West Coast Adventure Cruises

Island Air

Kenmore Air

Community Links

Tseshaht First Nation.

Huu-ay-aht First Nations

The Toquaht Nation

Hupacasath First Nation

Ucluelet First Nation

Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation

Alberni Valley - Chamber of Commerce.

Bamfield - Chamber of Commerce

Tofino - Chamber of Commerce

Tofino - Tourism Info

Ucluelet - Chamber of Commerce

Port Alberni News