At Monday’s city council meeting, an "Accommodation Tax" was proposed.

City Manager Sharla Griffiths, says it would be a tax on hotel stays at 5% per room, per night.

Griffiths says this is a pretty standard tax.

“Looking at other municipalities in Manitoba and around Canada, most have it. Dauphin isn’t blazing a trail here, we are trailing behind.”

The tax percentage of 5 per cent won’t change for holidays, summer, or festivals.

There are some situations where the tax won't apply, such as coming to Dauphin for medical reasons or treatments.

The council has decided to implement the tax to help fund maintenance and improvements to recreation.