Remember as you qualify for the NCSF in 2018 that you need some additional preparation for your trip. Doing a few things early will ease your burden as you prepare for your trip.
First, if you have ANY convictions including driving under the influence, contact Ontario to get clearance. You can find more information here. You can do this NOW, don’t wait if you plan on going if you qualify.
You can get an outdoors card and a license as you enter Canada, or for convenience you can purchase one online here. Make sure to purchase early enough to receive your outdoor card. You can save the receipt of purchase for use as a temporary card.
If you purchased an outdoors card for 2017 on the St. Lawrence it should be good for 2018 as well, check your card.