Whistler has numerous zonings in place to accommodate their community, we understand it can be complicated that’s where we can help. We have below descriptions of each zoning but also do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Residentially zoned properties may be used as your primary residence, rented on long-term/seasonal rentals (leases of one month or more) or used as a second home for personal and recreational use. Nightly or short-term rentals (less than one month) are not permitted.
Phase I Covenant
This allows owner the most flexibility and control over their property. With a Phase I covenant, the owner has unlimited personal use of their property. In addition, the property may be made available for nightly, short-term or long-term rental. This type of property is typically found in condominiums and townhomes in Whistler Village, the Benchlands and Whistler Creek, and works best for owners wanting to choose their own rental management company and/or use the property personally.
Phase II Covenant
Properties with a Phase II covenant are generally found in a few of the larger hotel properties (Four Seasons, Pan Pacific Hotels, Westin etc). The owner can use the property up to 56 days per year – 28 days in the winter and 28 days in the summer. The remaining days the property is available for rental through the in-house rental agency (e.g. Four Seasons). All owners are in a Rental Pool where they are receiving a percentage of the Gross Rental Revenue for all the suites in the hotel for each night of occupancy. These styles of properties are best suited to those coming to Whistler a couple of weeks a year or investors interested in revenue producing properties with an in-house management company.
Tourist Accommodation ZoningProperties with this zoning allow owners to rent on a short-term basis. Some of these tourist accommodations have covenants (Phase I or Phase II) which determine rental management and personal usage of the property