Nikka Yuko a finalist for the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction


Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden is pleased to announce our selection as a finalist for the 2022 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction in the Community Attraction category.

This recognition by the Alberta Chambers of Commerce is a great honour for the garden as we prepare for another successful summer season. Along with being a finalist as a Community Attraction, Nikka Yuko is also eligible for the prestigious Alberta’s Best of Business Award of Distinction.

“It’s an honour to be acknowledged alongside other outstanding Alberta attractions and showcase the diversity and beauty of our community and garden,” says Michelle Day, Executive Director of Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden. “Our unique southern Alberta history and culture shines through Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden and we are delighted to have this recognition from our fellow Albertans.”

"Tourism Lethbridge is thrilled that Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden is a finalist of the 2022 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction. The Garden is a tourism gem for Lethbridge and Southern Alberta. Their creative, year-round programming, both in the Garden itself and now in their new Bunka Centre, is essential to making Lethbridge a vibrant destination,” says Erin Crane, CEO of Tourism Lethbridge.

This isn’t the first time Nikka Yuko was recognized on a larger scale. In 2019 the garden was named one of the Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Travelling For Award. This award is given every two years by a jury made up of members from the Canadian Garden Council, the Mexican Association of Botanic Gardens, and the American Public Gardens Association.

The Alberta Business Awards of Distinction will be announced on June 24, 2022, at the Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel in Edmonton. For more information on the event, please go to the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction website at

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Wednesday, May 04, 2022