Going fishing? Unless you qualify for an age or other exemption, pack a licence with your gear.
To purchase an Alberta sportfishing licence online, you will need:
- a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express)
- an email address (to receive up-to-date information about Alberta regulations)
- a Wildlife Identification Number (WIN).
If you don’t have a WIN, you can apply for a Wildlife Identification Number online (or renew an existing one or replace a card) before purchasing a fishing licence. On the application, you will be asked to provide a driver’s licence number, health care card number or Canadian passport number to verify your identity.
You aren't required to purchase a sportfishing licence in Alberta if you are any of the following:
- under 16 years of age
- an Alberta resident over 65 years of age
- a Native Indian.