Tourist Accommodation

In Whistler, Tourist Accommodation means the business of marketing or providing accommodation or lodging to paying guests, and includes hotel businesses, hostels, pensions, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, recreational vehicle parks, and vacation rentals.

Only certain properties in Whistler are zoned to allow for Tourist Accommodation. 

  • If you own a property in Whistler and are considering renting your property in Whistler on a temporary basis to tourists, you need to make sure your property is zoned to allow paying guests. Otherwise, you will not be given a business licence. Any property owner without the proper business licence found marketing their home for paying guests will be ticketed and fined. 
  • If you are a tourist looking to rent a property in Whistler for your stay, you can ask for proof of a business licence. This will help protect you from issues that may arise from the rental of illegal accommodations.

Tourist Accommodation Business Licence

Do you need a business licence for your property? Learn how to apply for a business licence.

Check Your Zoning for Tourist Accommodation

Use the mapping tool to see your property’s zoning.

Tourist Accommodation Regulations

Tourist Accommodation Regulation Bylaws.

Tourist Accommodation Review

Why does Whistler regulate Tourist Accommodation?

Illegal Nightly Rentals

Learn about enforcement of illegal nightly rentals. File a complaint.

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