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The City of Fernie is evaluating how to manage short term rentals in our community. This appears to be a complex issue however it not, many communities have created solutions. Unfortunately the debate is being influenced by a few Fernie’s accommodators with a desire protect their business and limit others. There is a balance, lets hope the results are positive for everyone.

With the help of a citizen task force, the City put together a survey to gather pubic insight and opinions on short term rentals. The survey will close on April 27th, 2017.

Get your survey submitted today here.

Process to Date

The management and regulation of short term rentals has been an escalating issue in the City of Fernie. In 2014 it was identified as a challenge in need of solution through our Official Community Plan process. The City has put together an information package on STRs if you would like additional information.

On February 21st, a public conversation and information session and was held to discuss short term rentals in Fernie. The information and feedback from this meeting was recorded and is available for download here: 2017-02-21 STRs Public Engagement Report

Should you have any questions please contact Patrick Sorfleet, Manager of Planning, at patrick.sorfleet@fernie.ca.

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