Telling Tales festival & events celebrate Canadian children’s literature. Our 2022 festival will be live and in person! We can’t wait to see everyone at our two day festival at the Royal Botanical Gardens on September 24 & 25. Our beloved Nature Tales will become a very special part of our Telling Tales Festival with a dedicated Nature Tales Zone. Both Celebrating Graphic Novels (June) and Imagination Station (Oct-Mar) will remain virtual.

We are excited to bring an all-star line-up of authors, illustrators and storytellers sharing their stories and engaging audiences. Our very popular Giant Book Swap & Shop will return and you can view our full schedule to start planning your visit.

Stay tuned as we launch our 15th Anniversary season in March, 2023!

View our 2022 Festival & Event Highlights

Download our Festival Poster

Imagine in the Park

Thank you to Andrew Larsen, Aimee Reid and Nadia L. Hohn for joining us at Imagine in the Park Festival & for sharing your stories with us!

It was so great to be back live , in-person and to see these amazing presenters and their fans! We can’t wait to welcome everyone to the Royal Botanical Gardens this fall for the Telling Tales Festival!

Can’t wait to see your favourites? Our 2021 and 2020 virtual presentations are now available to watch on-demand.