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What are certified accommodations? 

Accommodations available for short-term rental (less than 30 days) must have a rental permit, issued has an establishment number. This number confirms that the accommodations respect the eligibility criteria and regulations issued by the Québec government.

In other words, the owner is obligated to have the proper insurance to protect themselves and the occupants, which ensures access to proper recourse in the event of any incident.

Why choose certified accommodations?

Choosing to support registered accommodations is one more way to travel sustainably. By prioritizing certified establishments, you'll help ensure that the zoning regulations, set in place by the Maritime Community of Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine to protect the environment and the residents, are followed.

This simple choice makes a big difference for the archipelago.

Moreover, should any issue arise, a complaint could easily be addressed to the relevant instances, or resources could be provided by the Corporation de l'industrie touristique du Québec (CITQ).

How to know if the accommodations I chose are legally certified?

All types of accommodations are obligated to display their establishment number on all types of postings (Facebook, websites, physical ads, business cards, etc.). All accommodations being rented must have an establishment number, even if no public advertisement is done. If you can't find that number while searching for your chosen accommodations, it might be a sign that this location isn't legally registered.

Where can I verify this information?

All properties listed on the Tourisme Îles de la Madeleine and Bonjour Québec websites are certified establishments. The latter lists the registered accommodations for the entire province of Québec, which all follow the applicable regulations for short-term rentals. When in doubt, don't hesitate to consult these resources!

However, please note that accommodations registered as "principal residences" are not listed on the Bonjour Québec website. Since these properties are still legally required to have an establishment number and display it, we recommend simply asking the owner for that number and using the CITQ website to confirm its validity.

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