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When deciding whether to become an Airbnb host, it's important for you to understand the laws in your city. As a platform and marketplace, we do not provide legal advice, but we want to provide some useful links that may help you better understand laws and regulations in Fernie. This list is not exhaustive, but it should give you a good start in understanding your local laws. We’ll continue to update this information as more becomes available.

Visit the Fernie short-term rental website for more detailed information about the regulations and other requirements.

Airbnb does not update this article in real time and does not assume responsibility for the reliability or accuracy of the information contained in any links to third-party sites. Please check each source and make sure that the information provided remains current.


The Municipality of Fernie requires hosts to obtain a business license with the municipality in order to engage in short-term rentals. Hosts are responsible for applying for a license. You can review and fill-in the licensing application here or reach out to the municipality by calling 250.423.2244 or emailing should you have any questions. You can learn more about the bylaw here.

Zoning requirements

In residential zones, short-term rentals are only allowed in primary residences. Condo and non-primary residence properties are permitted as short-term rentals in the C-1, C-HWY and CD-2 zones, such as Silver Rock and 901 Fernie apartments. We recommend you check with your municipality whether your listing is impacted by these requirements by calling the municipality at 250.423.2244 or emailing

Other contracts and rules

As a host, you need to understand and abide by other contracts or rules that bind you, including leases, co-op rules, HOA rules, or other rules established by tenant organizations. You should be able to find out more by contacting your housing authority (such as a community council) or landlord. Your lease (or other contract) might also have specific details.

Our commitment to your community

By partnering with local officials, Airbnb is committed to showing how hosting can benefit your community. We will continue to advocate for changes that support everyday people and opportunities to host in a community setting.

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