Short-term rentals

Short-term rentals of less than 30 days in residential dwellings, such as those facilitated through Airbnb or VRBO, are not permitted in the District of West Vancouver, per Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2011, which regulates land use for the benefit of the whole community.

By upholding this policy, we aim to prevent disturbances to the community that can be caused by excessive noise and parking issues.

Fines for short-term rentals start at $300.

New Provincial Regulations for Short-term Rentals

As of  Wednesday, May 1, 2024, the Province of British Columbia has introduced new requirements for short-term rental hosts and short-term rental platforms operating in B.C., through Bill 35 – Short-Term Rental Accommodations Act, and will apply to rentals provided for a period of less than 90 consecutive days.

Property that is rented for over 30 and less than 90 consecutive days will need to comply with provincial regulations, in addition to District bylaws. This page is provided for general information purposes only. For specific inquiries about Bill 35 and how it may affect short-term rental operations please contact ServiceBC.