Fishing Licenses

The cost and type of fishing license you will need depends on whether you will be staying in the BWCAW or crossing over into Quetico Provincial Park . If you intend to fish, you will need either a Minnesota fishing license or an Ontario fishing license – but not both.

Minnesota Licenses* Resident Non-Resident
Individual (season) $22.00 $45.00
Family (annual) $60.00
Husband and Wife (14 day) $48.00
Individual (7 day) $39.00
Individual (3 day) $32.00
Individual (1 day) $12.00
Trout Stamp $10.00 $10.00
Ontario Licenses** Non-Resident
Season Conservation License*** $33.50
8-Day Conservation License*** $25.00

*Children under the age of 16 may fish without a license if accompanied by a licensed parent or guardian.

**Children under the age of 17 may fish without a license if accompanied by a licensed parent or guardian.

***Promotes “catch and release” fishing (possession limit of 2 fish per species)