OUTDOORS CARDS & LICENSES
AT PINE BEACH LODGE
What is a non-Canadian resident Outdoors
A non-Canadian resident Outdoors Card is a plastic, wallet-sized card issued
by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and used for identification and
Is a non-Canadian resident Outdoors Card a fishing
No. For non-Canadian residents, a complete and valid licence to fish
in Ontario consists of:
- a non-Canadian resident Outdoors Card (plastic) or a Non-Canadian Resident
Temporary Outdoors Card and Application (paper)
- a valid non-Canadian resident fishing licence tag carried as a
An Outdoors Card alone is NOT a fishing licence.
Who needs to purchase a non-Canadian resident Outdoors
Card and fishing licence tag to fish in Ontario?
Anyone who lives outside of Canada is considered a non-resident for the
purposes of fishing licence regulations. Most non-residents need a fishing
licence to fish in Ontario. Specifically:
What should I do if my non-Canadian resident Outdoors
Card is lost, stolen or destroyed?
- Non-Canadian residents 18 years of age and over must purchase a fishing
- Non-Canadian residents under 18 years of age may fish without a licence if
accompanied by a person who has a valid Ontario-issued recreational fishing
licence (or deemed licence). Any fish caught are part of the catch and
possession limit of the person who holds the licence. As another option,
non-Canadian residents under 18 years may purchase a licence and any fish caught
apply to the catch and possession limits of that licence.
- Non-Canadian residents 65 years of age or older are not
exempt from licencing requirements.
If your non-Canadian resident Outdoors Card or any part of your licence is
lost, stolen or destroyed, call the Outdoors Card Centre at
1-800-387-7011 to arrange for a replacement. In some
circumstances there may be a replacement fee.
What else should I know about my Outdoors
- You must notify the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources of any address or
name change within 10 days of the change. You can do this by
calling the Outdoors Card Centre at 1-800-387-7011 toll free
from anywhere in North America. You can also notify us of an address change by
visiting our Outdoors Card
- You must carry your Outdoors Card and fishing licence tag, or your Temporary
Fishing Licence and Outdoors Card Application, on your person whenever you are
fishing. If a Conservation Officer asks to see your Outdoors Card, the law
states you must show it.
- Your Outdoors Card is not transferable to another person - it provides
privileges to you alone.
- You may legally apply for one Outdoors Card only. It is an offence to
attempt to obtain more than one card. It is also an offence to provide false
information on a card application.
- If you have applied for an Outdoors Card and have not received it by the end
of the calendar year, please call the Outdoors Card Centre at