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Allison McCarrick

Chief Administrative Officer

District of Port Hardy

PO Box 68

Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0

Tel: 250 949 6665


Short Term Vacation Rental Survey

May 14, 2019

What is a short-term vacation rental (STVR)?
A STVR is the use of a dwelling, or any portion of it, as a rental unit for a period of less than 30 days.

Are STVR’s permitted in Port Hardy?
STVR’s are currently only permitted in commercial zones as tourist accommodations. Residential zones currently permit Bed and Breakfasts but do not permit STVR’s in residential dwellings, secondary suites, carriage homes, etc.

The Community Consultative Committee reviewed short term vacation rentals (STVR’s) in Port Hardy and made recommendations based on policies in similar communities that have regulated STVR’s.

The Council is seeking your input to determine what regulations should be in place to allow or prohibit STVR’s in Port Hardy.