You’re invited to Toadfest 2018

Toadlet on hand, Toadfest Aug 2017

Toadfest 2018 at Summit Lake

Toadfest 2018 is at Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp, on:

  • Wednesday, August 22 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.; and
  • Thursday, August 23 from 9:00 a.m. and 12 noon.

Wildfire update:

We are monitoring the wildfire situation in the West Kootenay Region. As of August 21, 2018 at 9 a.m., we plan to host Toadfest this week as planned. See dates and times above. We will evaluate again on August 21 and should the fire situation worsen in the Summit Lake area, Toadfest may be cancelled. We will post updates here.


Toadfest 2018

This free, fun, family event, organized by the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program, raises awareness of the Western Toad and the other species that call the area home. Come and learn about the toad’s natural history, life cycle, and habitat needs, and check out the other local live animals on display.

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.

If there are toadlets in Summit Lake Provincial Park during Toadfest, visitors will get the opportunity carry them safely across the highway. The public are reminded not to collect and move the toadlets across the highway outside of this event.

Free transport available from Nakusp. Contact Nakusp Taxi at 250-265-8222 to book a seat.

Thanks to our Toadfest partners: B.C. Parks, and the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Yellowhead Road and Bridge Ltd., Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Power, and Slocan Lake Stewardship Society.

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

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