Tobiano Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is there City Bus service to Tobiano? No there isn’t as we are not in the Kamloops city limits. This applies to Handy Dart as well.
  2. Is Tobiano within Kamloops city limits? Kamloops city limits end just past the New Gold Mine. Tobiano is in the Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD), just past Cherry Creek.
  3. Why are taxes higher at Tobiano? Tobiano had to create a resort community from scratch outside of any city limits and as such, to offer all the necessary services to provide safety to residents. The Taxes are collected by the government and a portion is sent to the TNRD to manage such things as Volunteer Fire Department, sidewalk maintenance, community signage, street cleaning, parks and recreation maintenance for a trail network. As more residents join the community, the slice of the annual tax pie gets smaller and we have actually seen taxes reduce over the last few years.
  4. Are there building timeframes on lots? There used to be in the original phase(s) of sales but there are not any build timeframes now unless the land developer specifically places them on a lot sale.
  5. Are there guidelines for building at Tobiano? Yes each neighbourhood has its own set of design guidelines that spell out the design process and review costs.
  6. Does real estate ownership at Tobiano come with golf course membership or marina access? No the golf course and marina are privately owned. It is best to check their respective websites for the latest rates.
  7. Is it windy at Tobiano? It can be but if it’s windy at Tobiano then it is typically windy all through the Nicola Valley region.
  8. Is there high speed internet? There is fibre optic running all through Tobiano but communications is managed by Tobiano Communications who has recently sold service to Mascon. It is best to contact Mascon directly to get the latest rates for internet, phone and TV.
  9. Are there many families that live at Tobiano? Yes there are, and more coming. There is a bus stop pick up for kids adjacent to the Lake Star development.
  10. What Schools service Tobiano - The bus takes kids to Dufferin Elementary and South Sahali Secondary.
  11. Is the highway maintained from Kamloops to Tobiano? - The highway from Kamloops to Tobiano is the Trans Canada Highway, #1, this is a main highway for transport trucks and as such is a priority in winter for maintaining. 
  12. Who provides water and sewer for Tobiano residents? Tobiano created it's own water and sewer utility company and built a water treatment plant and sewer treatment facility to manage the resort's needs. Corix Utilities operates and maintains the Tobiano Utilities and can be reached at - https://www.corix.com/tobiano/home