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Please be sure to buy your fishing licences before you reach Chapleau. No one in Chapleau will issue licences on a Saturday or Sunday.

Cost of Non-Resident Fishing Licences
in Canadian Dollars
Eight Day 54.38
Eight Day Conservation (smaller limits) 31.53
Annual 83.19
Annual Conservation 52.71
Outdoors Card  8.57
For seasons and possesion limits Check here  

How to buy a licence

You may choose one of the options described below to obtain your first Outdoors Card and Fishing Licence Tag.

Option 1: (Recommended)

You can buy an outdoors card or your licence tag immediately online and print it on your own printer. You must have a printer attached to your computer (either black and white or in color).

You will be instructed to print your temporary outdoors card. A wallet size plastic outdoors card valid for three years will be mailed to you later.

You will also be instructed to print your licence tag and you will have to carry it with you while fishing. The licence tag that you will print is the only one you will receive. Click here to get your Outdoors Card and Licence online right now. A complete and valid licence to fish consists of an Outdoors Card accompanied by a valid licence tag. This applies to Canadian and to U.S. Citizens.

The Outdoors Card is a plastic, wallet-size card, valid for three calendar years. It is issued to anglers and hunters for identification and administration purposes.

The Fishing Licence Tag is carried either as a document separate from the Outdoors Card or printed on the back of the card.

Option 2:

If you do not want to buy your fishing licence online we suggest that you buy it along the road before you reach Chapleau. If possible, bring your Outdoor Card and your old licence. That will make it much easier for the licence issuer. Here are some convenient places:

Traveling north out of Sault Ste. Marie towards Wawa and then east on Hwy. 101.

The Ontario Information and Welcome Center which faces you directly after you leave the Canadian Customs checkpoint.

The Agawa Indian Crafts on Highway 17 North, 46 miles north of Sault Ste. Marie. It is well marked with highway signs. You can get refreshments there as well.

In Wawa at Young's General Store. Young's General Store is on the right side of the road as you enter Wawa. There are gas pumps and a stuffed moose outside the door. The store is full of nice things. Click here to visit their website.

Traveling east out of Sault Ste. Marie towards Thessalon and then north on Hwy. 129.

The Ontario Information and Welcome Center which faces you directly after you leave the Canadian Customs checkpoint.

HiWay Variety Bait & Tackle. Fishing Licences.
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Phone: (705) 946-3737

Tunnel Lake Trading Post and Motel. At Thessalon turn north onto Hwy. 129. On the right side, 25 miles (40 km) from the start of Hwy. 129. Open 7 days a week, 6:30 am till 10:00 pm. Fishing Licences, Gas, Diesel, Propane, Live Bait, Liquor, Beer, Groceries. Telephone 705-841-2508. Click here for directions.

The office of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) in Chapleau also issues fishing licences, but only from Monday through Friday and just during government business hours.

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