Though we receive a number of inquiries for all types of properties, we will only partner with owners who have a legally zoned short-term rental, aka Tourist Zone or Visitor Accommodation.
Why is this important? Since Airbnb became popular, many people are renting out their condos, spare bedrooms, and homes for extra income. Though there is nothing wrong with that, it impacts property owners greatly. If you purchase a tourist or visitor accommodation zoned property, you can legally rent short-term stays of a minimum of one night if you wish. Properly zoned accommodation is more costly not only to purchase the real estate but also due to yearly property taxes.
In addition, illegally zoned properties add to neighborhood complaints as it stresses what typically quiet residential areas are and, in turn, adds pressure on the guest who is just coming to enjoy the mountains, unaware they are not compliant with the Town of Canmore.