Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden season officially begins Saturday May
13th and the season runs to Sunday October 8th. Enjoy the Lethbridge Japanese
Garden from the first cherry blossom to the last autumn leaf. The 2017 season is
particularly important, as the Nikka Yuko will be marking the 50th anniversary
of the opening of Centennial Garden. Be sure to visit during the main
celebration July 14th and 15th.
Regular operating hours are from 8:00am with final entry at 5:30pm. Please see our event calendar as the Garden regularly open for moonlight viewings. The Garden is open to the public everyday of the week during the operating season.
During the month of May the Garden will be opening early for morning
coffee service. Guests are welcome to visit the Garden at 7:30am, and may enjoy
a cup of coffee from within the Garden from 8:00 am to 10:00 am (the Garden typically
does not allow outside food or drink).
Enjoy a quiet moment of contemplation with a hot cup of coffee from
Taking a garden tour with one of our knowledgeable hosts or
hostesses is the best way to learn and appreciate Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden.
The staff is knowledgeable about the Garden's history, design and the
Tours typically last between 30 to 45 minutes and
can be tailored to the wishes and interests of the guests.
Tours begin from the main Garden gate at 10:00am, 1:00pm and
5:00pm. All tours are included with the cost of admission.
SUMMER SEASON PRICES
Adults - $9.00
Seniors (60+) - $6.00
Youth (6 to 17 years) - $4.00
Children (5 and under) - Free
Group Tours - refer to "Group Tours & Photo Sessions"
Your admission gains access to the Garden, the Visitors Centre, public tours and cultural events and activities. For a detailed event schedule visit here.
2017 Season Passes:
Single - $25.00
Couples-$30.00- *****NEW FOR 2017********
Family (Four Family Members) - $40.00
Additional Family Member $10.00/person
For more information on season pass benefits click here.
All admission rates and season passes include GST. The Garden accepts Visa, MasterCard, Debit, certified cheques or cash.
Partial access only. Garden pathways are easily accessible. As the floor in the Pavilion is extremely fragile, shoes are not allowed. However, deck tours will be provided to those not able to tour the inside. A wheelchair is available for use at the Garden.
Disabled permit parking is available.
Guide dogs for the blind/handicapped are permitted in the Garden area only.
Free parking, gift shop, motor coach/RV parking and restrooms.
The Garden is a smoke-free environment.
No food or drink in the Garden, except water unless the Garden permits. There is no restaurant or cafe on site; however, beverages and snacks can be purchased at the Visitor Centre.
Nearby recreation includes swimming, picnicking, golfing, walking trails and bike pathways, hotel/motel accommodation and other services are close to the Garden.