August 17-18, 2022 – Toadfest

Toadfest is back for 2022!

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.

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. Come see learn about invasive American bullfrogs and more invaders.


Wednesday, August 17, from 4–7 p.m. PT
Thursday, August 18, from 9 a.m.–noon PT

Toadfest 2022 is organized by the FWCP, BC Parks, Ministry of Forests, and the Okanagan Nation Alliance. Special thanks to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.