A Tidal Waters Sport Fishing licence is required for any angler intending to fish on the ocean (saltwater). A salmon conservation stamp must be affixed to licences held by anglers wishing to retain any species of Pacific salmon. The stamp is annual. The federal government have implemented an electronic licensing system which is available 24/7. For information on obtaining your license online, please download this PDF: DFO Licensing Instructions.
Your Tidal Waters Sport Fishing licence may be purchased easily and directly through the Government of Canada website, or through vendors who sell licenses.