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Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry

What’s new at MNRF?

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is of­fering new and exciting exhibits at the 2018 Toronto Sports­men’s Show. MNRF has lots of great attractions lined up this year, inviting show goers to tune in with ministry staff and outdoor sporting professionals.

A returning favourite for 2018 is the “Cook Your Catch” stage, presented in partnership with Foodland Ontario. Fishing pro Italo Labignan will be preparing fresh walleye with Conservation Officer Mark McKernon speaking about the proper packaging of fish. Chefs Ted Reader and Tawfik Shehata will also be cooking with game and fresh fish.

Visitors can purchase Outdoors Cards, as well as fishing and some hunting licence tags, and can get information on the rules and regulations for hunting and fishing. Conservation officers will be on-site to answer all your hunting and fishing questions.

The MNRF booth has lots of fun activities the whole family can enjoy. Our fishing simulator invites children and adults to experi­ence the thrill of catching a fish. Kids can explore the Learn to Fish station and design their own Lucky Strike fishing lure for their tackle box. Our three 115-gallon aquariums full of Ontario fish will help you learn about Ontario’s fascinating underwater ecosystems and practise your fish identification skills.

At the Ontario Parks booth, staff will be helping visitors plan trips, especially fishing trips. Knowledgeable staff will be providing all the best advice and recommendations for planning backcountry or fishing adventures around the province.

Visit the Fire Education trailer and learn about building and properly extinguishing a safe campfire or shore lunch fire for recreationalists and campers.  Fire staff from Sudbury, Sault Ste Marie, and Dryden will be on hand with information on fire bans and Restricted Fire Zones. Smokey Bear will also be making multiple appearances for adults and kids alike.  We will also have information on hand related to recruitment into Aviation, Forest Fires and Emergency Situations (AFFES) and how to become a Fire Ranger.

Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry

MNRF 2016

Show location

The International Centre

6900 Airport Rd
Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8

(905) 361-2677

Directions & parking

Show hours

  • Wednesday March 14th 10am - 7pm
  • Thursday March 15th 10am - 7pm
  • Friday March 16th 10am - 7pm
  • Saturday March 17th 10am - 7pm
  • Sunday March 18th 10am - 5pm


  • Adult $20.00
  • Senior (60+) $13.00
  • Junior (13 - 17yrs) $13.00
  • Kids (12 & under) FREE!