Photo: Barb Houston

Get ready for Toadfest 2024: coming this July!

Save the date for Toadfest at Summit Lake Provincial Park near Nakusp:

Tuesday, July 30, 4 – 7 p.m. PT

Wednesday, July 31, 9 a.m. – noon PT

Learn more about western toads and other species that call the region home at this free and fun family event.

Toadfest is organized by the Fish & Wildlife Compensation (FWCP), with support from the Ministry of Water, Land, and Resource Stewardship, BC Parks, and the Okanagan Nation Alliance. Thanks also to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and Yellowhead Road and Bridge (YRB).

We’ll have more information about Toadfest closer to the date. Follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn for updates.

Toadfest 2023

Cancelled due to wildfire smoke and poor air quality.

Toadfest 2022

At Toadfest 2022, we celebrated the opening of a new toad tunnel under the highway, funded by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Check out some of the photos here.

Toadfest 2020 hopped online!

We hosted two online Toadfest events in 2020 and want to share our western toad videos with you. Learn more about the toad’s migration, life cycle and the research and mitigation work funded by FWCP. We’ve also posted a few toad jokes . Please share these videos with others.

Toad jokes!

Toad song


Links to kids crafts:
Jumping origami toads/frog
Colouring pages of toads and frogs
Difference between frogs and toad quiz


This event is sponsored by the FWCP with support from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.

Toadfest 2019 photos

Toadfest 2018 photos

Toad tunnel targets adult toads

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