Vancouver AirBnB friendly buildings

Vancouver AirBnB friendly buildings

*UPDATE* On October 16, 2023, a newly introduced Provincial legislation named the Short-Term Rental Accommodations Act was unveiled. For the most up to date information, visit this link:

Air BNB & Short Term Rentals in Vancouver:

This compilation serves as a useful reference for identifying buildings currently permitting Airbnb and other short-term rentals/accommodations. Short-term rentals in Vancouver are defined as rentals lasting fewer than 30 consecutive days by the city and fewer than 90 consecutive days by the province. For this list, the city's definition is adhered to.

City of Vancouver and Province of BC bylaws must be adhered to; familiarize yourself with these regulations before purchasing a property intended for short-term rentals. I've summarized these bylaws at the end of this post. According to COV Bylaws: "A short-term rental can only be operated from your principal residence—the home where you live." The province defines a principal residence as "the residence where an individual lives for a longer period during a calendar year than any other place."

To the best of my knowledge, this list is current as of October, 2022. It may not include buildings undergoing recent or ongoing short-term rental bylaw modifications. Certain buildings are more short-term rental-friendly than others. For assurance regarding a building's current stance on short-term rentals, please cross-reference the building bylaws and strata council records before purchasing, or reach out to me.

Important to note:

If you buy into any of these buildings, failure to comply with City of Vancouver bylaws and Provincial regulations concerning primary residency can lead to fines, legal issues, and potential tax problems down the line. Vancouver's real estate market in this regard is intricate; consider hiring a short-term rental expert for guidance.

Here is the most recent list of buildings in Vancouver that are Air BNB friendly:

  • 1050 Burrard (The Wall Centre)
  • 1160 Burrard Street (Burrard Health)
  • 1238 Burrard Street (Altadena)
  • 1010 Howe Street (Fortune House)
  • 989 Nelson Street (Electra)
  • 907 Beach Avenue (Coral Court)
  • 1228 Homer Street (Ellison)
  • 87 & 89 Nelson Street (The Arc)
  • 933 Seymour Street (The Spot)
  • 1372 Seymour Street (The Mark)
  • 928 Richards (The Savoy)
Coal Harbour
  • 1166 Melville Street (Orca Place)
  • 890 Broughton
  • 1010 Chilco Street (Chilco Park)
  • 28 Powell Street (Powell Lane)
  • 33 West Pender Street (33 Living)
  • 933, 955, and 983 E Hastings St (Strathcona Village)
  • 27 Alexander Street (Alexis)
  • 555 Abbott Street & 183 Keefer Place (Paris Place)
  • 618 Abbott Street, 688 Abbott Street & 58 Keefer Place (Firenze)
  • 633 Abbott Street, 689 Abbott Street & 188 Keefer Place (Espana)
  • 718 Main Street (Ginger)
Vancouver - Kits/Main/Fairview/Olympic Village
  • 111 E 1st Ave (Block 100)
  • 161 E 1st Avenue (Block 100)
  • 180 E 2nd Avenue (Second + Main)
  • 350 E 2nd Avenue (Mainspace)
  • 250 E 6th Avenue (District)
  • 289 E 6th Avenue (Shine)
  • 311 E 6th Avenue (The Wohlsein)
  • 2458 York Avenue (York Avenue)
  • 2040 Cornwall Avenue (Bryanston Court)
  • 1788 Columbia Street (Epic at West)

Even if a building presently permits short-term rentals, strata bylaws can swiftly change through voting. This list might become outdated without my knowledge, so it's crucial to verify the latest bylaws before considering an Airbnb property. Never solely rely on this list.

Raymond Dich 

(604) 803-8988 |



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