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Lodging FAQ

Q. Are lodging establishments inspected by an independent body?
Destination British Columbia inspects tourismbcapprovedaccommodation1.pngaccommodation properties in British Columbia with respect to standards of maintenance, cleanliness, comfort and professionalism. Accommodation establishments who meet or exceed the standard may display the "Approved Accommodation" sign. This program will be discontinued December 31, 2014 but properties can carry-on using the designation for two more years.

Q. What taxes will I have to pay on my accommodation?

An 8% Provincial Sales Tax (PST) is charged by hotels, motels, cottages, inns, resorts and other roofed accommodations on all overnight room rentals, as well as, the 5% Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST). Combined these taxes total 13%.

As well, in British Columbia a Municipal and Regional District Tax (MRDT) of  2% or 3% is charged in some 50 provincially approved municipalities by hotels, motels, cottages, inns, resorts and other roofed accommodations. The additional 2% or 3% MRDT is only charged on short-term room rentals and does not apply to overnight campsite rentals.

Q. What room rates are quoted on this website?
Room rates quoted range from the lowest rate to highest rate for both the low and high seasons in British Columbia exclusive of tax. As rates are subject to change, it is suggested you contact the lodging directly to confirm rates. 

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