TRUE Kamloops

#201-2079 Falcon Road
Kamloops, B.C.  V2C 4J2
Telephone:  (250) 828-0881
Facsimile:  (250) 828-0717


TRUE Kelowna - New Address!

#203-570 Raymer Avenue
Kelowna, B.C.  V1Y 4Z5
Telephone:  (250) 861-8783
Facsimile:  (250) 861-8773

TRUE Williams Lake

#106-197 Second Avenue North
Williams Lake, B.C.  V2G 1Z5
Telephone:  (250) 305-6605
Facsimile:  (250) 305-6615

TRUE Trail

#2-860 Eldorado Street
Trail, B.C.  V1R 3V4
Telephone:  (250) 368-8707
Facsimile:  (250) 368-8708

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TRUE provides a broad range of surveying services for both residential and commercial properties in Kamloops and surrounding areas. With over 40 years of combined experience, TRUE is able to deliver exceptional service with efficiency and reliability. 


Subdivision Surveys - A process in which one or more parcels of land are reconfigured, or broken down into smaller parts.  We can do this for both private and commercial clients.  TRUE can help with all stages of this process; by preparing proposed subdivision sketches, liaising with approving authorities and preparing the final subdivision plan.


Strata Surveys- Strata surveys are like subdivision surveys but are carried out under the Strata Property Act.  There are two types of Strata surveys that can be carried out.  The first is a Bare Land Strata, which is the most similar to a conventional subdivision.  The main difference is that there will be common property created (for the use of all owners), and the entire Strata Property will be governed by a Strata council.  In addition, some zoning by-laws may not apply (i.e. minimum road widths, lot widths and building setbacks).  The second type of Strata survey is a Building Strata.  In this type of Strata, the lots are defined by walls in a building which could be either apartment style or townhouse style.  Common property is also created either inside or outside the buildings.


Easements, Rights of Way, Covenants and Leases- These are various types of charges against a parcel that are represented by a plan and registered in the Land Title Office.  An Easement is created when one parcel enjoys a right over another parcel (i.e. access).  Rights of Ways are similar except they are in favor of an entity and not an adjacent parcel (i.e. Utility company or municipality).  Covenants are created to outline restrictions on a parcel (i.e. no-build areas, wildfire).  They are typically in favor of a governing body such as a regional district or municipality.  Leases define a certain area that may be used for a specific purpose for a specific time.  Leases can be held privately or by government.


Property Line Staking/Posting Plans- A service provided that involves the placement or re-establishment of property corners with additional markers set along property lines.  If corner posts are missing, they are re-established based on surrounding legal evidence and new survey monuments are set.  A Posting Plan is filed in the Land Title Office to maintain a record of the survey.  These types of surveys are useful to land owners when they are constructing fences, walls or buildings, and can also be used to resolve disputes between neighbors.


Construction and Engineering Layout- The process of interpreting design plans and staking reference points and markers that will guide the construction of new structures such as utilities, roads and buildings.  This is a critical step for construction sites since it ensures accuracy and reliability in the placement of structures.  TRUE can be involved in all aspects of layout including; road and grade staking, utility staking (both above and below the ground) and building and grid-line staking.   


Topographical and As-built Surveys- A topographical survey plan illustrates both natural and manmade features of a parcel depicted through the usage of elevations and contour lines. These types of surveys are provided to engineers, architects and building contractors for design and construction purposes.  As-built surveys show the property “as it is built” at a particular point in time. They can also be used for design purposes but are typically used to represent a completed stage in a development, or to confirm construction has been completed per design.


House Foundation Layouts- This is a step-by-step process which is provided to builders and land owners when constructing a new home.  The first step in the process is providing a Plot Plan that shows the proposed house on the lot.  This can be used to obtain a building permit with the local city or municipality.  We then stake the house location for excavation, installation of a local benchmark and footing/foundation construction.  Once the foundation has been poured we check it and prepare a Certificate of Location showing the final position of the house.


Certificates of Location/Mortgage Certificates- Certificates of Location are non-statutory plans prepared and signed by a Land Surveyor.  These plans show the physical location of all structures, rights of ways and other charges relative to the parcel boundaries.  They are particularly useful when purchasing a new home because they provide insight as to whether any structures conform or conflict with parcel boundaries or setbacks.


Crown Land Surveys- A Crown Land Survey is conducted when an offer to purchase or use provincially owned land has been granted by the government.  The Land Surveyor obtains direction from government and Surveyor General to survey the parcel area and prepare a survey plan for registration in the Crown Land Registry.


Mineral Title Surveys- A legal survey and plan performed by a Land Surveyor which grants you rights to extract minerals from an area defined by coordinates. These titles involve an extensive application process which a Land Surveyor can assist you through. 


Air Space Plans- Typically a parcel of land extends below and above the ground.  An Air Space Plan provides a means to subdivide a parcel vertically and create volumetric parcels that exist at a particular elevation in space.  The Air Space Parcels can be occupied in whole or in part by a building or other structure.  This can be advantageous to a developer who wishes to create a mixed-use development where commercial and residential owners are not part of the same Strata Plan or council and can provide more flexibility for long-term investment opportunities and use.   


Canada Lands Surveys- Cadastral surveys performed by a Canada Lands Surveyor on lands owned by the federal government.  Federal land includes National parks, the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and land situated within Indian Reserves.


Accretion & Natural Boundary Adjustment Surveys & Applications- Accretion occurs when there has been a gradual and imperceptible natural deposition of land to an upland parcel.  A land owner can apply to acquire land that has either been lawfully accreted, or has been misrepresented on the original survey of their parcel.  These applications are complex and require various surveys by a Land Surveyor and an approval from the Survey General.  The result is a newly defined parcel showing the present location of the natural boundary.


Photogrammetry for Volumetric & Topographical Surveys

Volume Calculations & Pit/Pile Surveys

Commercial/Residential and Construction Monitoring



Marissa Moore, B.Tech, BCLS
Office: 250-828-0881
Scott Rhodes, BCLS, CLS
Office: 250-828-0881
Ed Glassel, Sr. Geomatics Technologist
Office: 250-828-0881

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