May 16th, 2008
Non-Canadian residents can NOT fish for Halibut in Canadian waters (areas 121, 23, and 123) with a fishing license obtained online from the department of fisheries website. This includes Port Renfrew, Swiftsure Bank, Barkley Sound, and the Bamfield and Ucluelet offshore areas. You must obtain a paper license once you arrive in Canada.
Here’s the relevant announcement on the DFO website.
UPDATE: The daily and total possession limit has been reduced to 2 Halibut from June 1 to December 31. This is significantly less than previous years so please take note!