Photo: Barb Houston

Thanks for coming to Toadfest 2022!

For the first time since 2019, Toadfest took place at Summit Lake Provincial Park – in-person!

More than 400 people of all ages came to this family event. While it was a relatively quiet year for Western toadlets migrating through the park to upland habitat, keen toad lovers helped  1,522 toadlets make it safely across the highway. Remember, we have a permit to handle toads at Toadfest but please do not move or touch toadlets at any other time of year.

If you were trying to guess the number of toadlets in the terrarium, the correct answer is 676. Of the 81 guesses, only three people were within 50! Congratulations to Olivia whose guess was off by just two toads! Sonny and Kate had the next closest guesses – 19 and 48 respectively.

The FWCP sincerely thanks all the amazing exhibitors and volunteers who made the event possible, as well as BC Parks, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Ministry of Forests, Okanagan Nation Alliance, and YRB for their support.

Photos from this year’s event are located here.

We look forward to seeing you at the next Toadfest!


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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