Tobiano Land Use Planning

Areas Affected:

Tobiano, located in Electoral Area “J” (Copper Desert Country)


In recent years, the TNRD has been receiving an increasing number of zoning/ land use inquiries questioning whether Tobiano is a residential community or a comprehensive resort. Common questions include “can I live year-round in a resort home?” “Is short-term rental permitted?” “Why doesn’t zoning specifically list ‘Single-family Residential’ use?” To help us understand the current and future direction for Tobiano, we are seeking feedback from residents and property owners about their neighbourhood and what they see as the vision for their community.

Prior to what we know today as Tobiano, the first zoning amendments and Cherry Creek – Savona Official Community Plan (OCP) bylaw amendments were approved in 1993, to enable the Kamloops Lake Ranch & Country Club development. Subsequent core zoning and OCP amendments for “Kamloops on the Lake” were approved in November 1998. Separate and distinct land use zones, definitions, and parking standards were developed for this resort area project, and these land use standards remain virtually unchanged in the Tobiano zoning bylaw today. The Cherry Creek – Savona OCP was significantly updated in 2014, and sections about Tobiano were updated to reflect a mix of land uses with one Residential¬†zoning policy. Since this time, Tobiano has continued to significantly evolve from its early plans as a destination resort into a suburban residential neighbourhood.

Public Consultation

We invite you to share your ideas and vision for the future of your community!


Our Tobiano Community Survey is open until August 31, 2024. 

To request a paper copy of this survey, please email us at or by phone at 250-377-8673, and return by mail using the address listed on the survey.

Community Engagement

Stay tuned to this page for information about a community meeting that will be scheduled in the fall of 2024.


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