The cities of Vancouver and Victoria are not the only places where housing is an issue. The remote island communities of Haida Gwaii must contend with high building costs. In addition, though tourism brings many benefits to the area it is also brings with it increased demand for short-term rentals . Particularly during the summer months, local property owners are finding it more profitable to rent to visitors than to local residents.
For more details regarding the housing situation residents of communities in Haida Gwaii are facing, please read the CBC’s story Tentacles of housing crisis reach to remote Haida Gwaii where building costs are high.