Streamlined fish and wildlife applications move to online only

"B.C. is continuing to upgrade and expand services it provides to clients of the province's natural resource sector

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

VICTORIA – To improve service, a variety of fish and wildlife applications became available online only effective Monday, Feb. 2, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson announced recently.

“B.C. is continuing to upgrade and expand services it provides to clients of the province’s natural resource sector,” Thomson said. “FrontCounter BC offers a state-of-the-art, integrated delivery model that will ensure applications are processed efficiently and effectively.”

The latest permits to move online include:

• Angling guide, game guide outfitters and transporters’ licences;

• Export permits;

• Transportation permits for endangered species, rainbow trout and farmed sturgeon;

• Scientific fish collection permits;

• Fur trade and trapping licences; and

• Various permits specifically required under the Wildlife Act, including permits for:

– possessing dead wildlife or wildlife parts;

– capturing, possessing or importing live wildlife;

– rehabilitating injured wildlife; and,

– operating a vehicle in an area closed under the act.

Hunting and fishing licences will continue to be sold through retailers.

Fishing licences will still be available online.

There are 29 FrontCounter BC offices throughout the province, including one in the BC Forest Service office next to Highway 5 in Clearwater.


FrontCounter BC is the integrated, one-stop service for clients of B.C.’s natural resource ministries and agencies. For applications and further information, call toll free at 1-877-855-3222 or visit: