Park Place Lodge

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.

Leave a comment

Related Stories

Fernie Network Blogs

Locals Report
Locals Report

A locals update on snow, trails, powder and more.

Read More
Fernie Bike Events
Fernie Bike Events

Fernie's destination biking events organized locally.

Read More
Mary Giuliano
Mary Giuliano

Mary writes about the town she has loved since moving here in May of 1953.

Read More
Fernie Alpine Resort
Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie Alpine Resort offers world-class winter and summer activities.

Read More
Backcountry Powder
Backcountry Powder

Fernie's backcountry is where the powder lasts for weeks whether you're touring or riding!

Read More
Elk River Alliance
Elk River Alliance

A community-based water group protecting the Elk River watershed.

Read More
Wildsight
Wildsight

Working to protect wildlife, water and wild spaces.

Read More
Fernie Chamber
Fernie Chamber

A service organization dedicated to enhancing the economic future of Fernie and the quality of life.

Read More
Council Connection
Council Connection

Fernie Council Meeting updates and news is available here in the latest edition of Council Connection.

Read More
Regional District of East Kootenay
Regional District of East Kootenay

Local rural area government dedicated to providing quality service to residents and property owners.

Read More
Off Camber in Fernie
Off Camber in Fernie

Keith Liggett follows the goings and comings in Fernie—in town and on the hill—but not in the normal fall line.

Read More
Fernie Ski & Board Fim Fest
Fernie Ski & Board Fim Fest

Hundreds of skiers and boarders celebrate the coming season with the seasons top ski and board films.

Read More
Project Heli
Project Heli

Grace set her goal to become the first physically disabled woman tandem sit skier to Heliski in Canada!

Read More
Fernie Ghostriders
Fernie Ghostriders

Fernie's Junior B Hockey Club, a proud member of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

Read More
Fernie Whitewater Park
Fernie Whitewater Park

The Fernie Whitewater Park Society is working towards building a surf wave in the City of Fernie.

Read More