In July 2018, the provincial government announced that as of October 1, 2018, accommodation providers such as bed and breakfast operators must remit PST and the local tourism tax for guest stays. More information can be found in this Notice to Accommodation Providers. Some online platforms, such as Airbnb, may do this on behalf of the provider. Please direct any questions directly to the Province using the contact information at the end of the notice linked to above. Bowen Island Municipality is not involved with this new taxation requirement and cannot answer questions.
Please note that short-term rentals are prohibited under Bowen Island’s Land Use Bylaw. This notice is directed towards Bed & Breakfast, Commercial Guest Accommodations and Guest Houses that are operating legally on Bowen Island.