August 21 and 22, 2019 – Toadfest Community Weed Pull

Toadfest turns 10: You’re Invited!

Toadfest is celebrating its 10th anniversary at Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp

August 21 and 22, 2019

Join us on:

  • Wednesday, August 21, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and
  • Thursday, August 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

It’s a great, free, fun, family event organized by the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program, to raise awareness of Western Toads and other species. Learn about the toads’ natural history, life cycle and habitat needs before visiting the display featuring other local species.

Adult toads 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 to help them safely migrate across the highway. The public are reminded not to collect and move the toadlets across the highway outside of this event.

Thanks to our Toadfest partners: B.C. Parks, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development.

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


The Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) will be attending Toadfest this year with an outreach booth and they will be hosting a ‘Community Weed Pull’ during the event. Come help us improve wildlife habitat by beating back the burdock and other invasves located near the front entrance of the gate.

You are encouraged to come get your hands dirty during Toadfest and assist CKISS with this restoration project. We will have shovels and gloves on hand for you to borrow or bring your own!  A big thanks to Columbia Basin Trust for their support.

** Please note that this portion of Toadfest may be postponed if there are toadlets in the restoration site**