Whistler Zoning 101

Whistler, BC utilizes a variety of zoning on real property. The zoning of a property is designated by the Resort Municipality of Whistler, and includes Residential, Phase I, Phase II, & Land Use Contracts.

Phase I 

permits unlimited use by owners. Owners can occupy their unit year-round if they choose, or they can rent it out on a nightly or monthly basis. Phase I units are typically found in non-hotel complexes throughout the Village and the Benchlands. Owners have the choice of either self-managing the units themselves or hiring a professional property management company.


Are more restrictive and are typically found in hotels units. Owners are permitted to use their units up to 56 days per year, consisting of 28 days in the winter (October 15 to April 15) and 28 days in the summer (April 15 to October 15). Owners must pre-book their time in advance. The remainder of the time, the unit must be made available for nightly rentals.


Properties in Whistler zoned Residential allows owners to occupy the property for unlimited personal use, and rent out the property for long term rentals 30 days or more.


Land Use Contracts (LUCs) are contracts entered into between a developer of land and a municipality addressing the use and development of a property. They were used as a regulatory tool from 1970 to 1980. LUCs, which are similar to zoning regulations, are registered on the title of each property and, unless terminated, remain in effect today. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is proposing areas under the old system of Land Use Contracts (LUC) to be switched to new zoning (Phase I or Residential).

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