You’re Invited to Toadfest 2017

August 29 and 30, 2017 at Summit Lake

Toadfest 2017 will be at Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp, on Tuesday August 29, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., and Wednesday August 30, from 9:00 a.m. and 12 noon.

This free, fun, family event, organized by the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program, is mostly about raising awareness about Western Toads. Come and learn about the toad’s natural history, life cycle, and habitat needs. Check out the displays, and learn more about other animals.

Adult toads typically migrate in early spring to breed at Summit Lake. The dime-size toadlets migrate from Summit Lake to upland habitat in the summer. Breeding occurred more than a month later this year than in 2016. That’s why we planned Toadfest for late August this year.

If there are toadlets in Summit Lake Provincial Park during Toadfest, you may get a chance to carry toadlets across the road. The public are reminded not to carry toadlets across the road, outside of this event.

For more information contact us at or 250-352-1300.

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