Father's Day fun with Family Fishing Day

New location of Colliery Dam Park


This Father's Day, bring the whole family for a free, fun event in Colliery Dam Park. As part of BC's Family Fishing Weekend, the City of Nanaimo Parks, Recreation and Environment department is hosting a Family Fishing Day on Sunday, June 19 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

There will be plenty of activities for the whole family including games, crafts and, of course, learning how to fish. A trout release will be held at 1:00 pm and fly tying demos with Island Water Fly Fishers will take place throughout the event.

Family Fishing Day is in partnership with Freshwater Fisheries, Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, Canadian Tire, Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters, Alberni Outpost, Cabela's, Vancouver Island University, Island Waters Flyfishers, Team WaterSmart and Nanaimo Fish Hatchery.

Strategic Link: Family Fishing Day supports the Cultural Vitality Pillar in the 2012-2015 Corporate Strategic Plan by promoting sport, recreation and leisure lifestyles.

Key Points

  • Family Fishing Day will be held in Colliery Dam Park on Sunday, June 19 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • The BC Government is issuing complimentary fishing licenses valid during BC's Family Fishing Weekend June 17-19.


"Different location, same family fun! This is a great way for the whole family to give fishing a try and enjoy one of Nanaimo's amazing parks."

Recreation Coordinator
City of Nanaimo


Deborah Beck
Recreation Coordinator
City of Nanaimo

Print News Release

Event Information

Start time:Sun, Jun 19, 10:00 AM
End time:Sun, Jun 19, 2:00 PM
Location:Colliery Dam Park
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