The Winter Lights Festival returns to Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, running on select nights from December 1st to February 2nd. Please access our events calendar to view the complete list of dates.


Winter Light Festival
Opened on Select Nights 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Although there are no tours of the Pavilion in the Winter, we do have staff that are able to assist with questions you may have of the garden or the local history. They will have on a Hapi-Jacket and a Red Nikka Yuko Toque. 

Ask for one of our self-tour guided pamphlets upon entry to the Garden if you are new to Nikka Yuko.

Each entry with the Winter Light Festival comes with a Japanse Winter Traditions and Customs brochure. 
If you are interested in booking a private tour of the garden with a host/hostess in the Winter, please see our Matsuri Package-Group Packages

Summer Daily Tours will resume in May 2019 when we open for the summer season.


Tickets can be purchased on location at the time of your visit and can also be purchased online.

To purchase tickets online:

1. Click "Add to Cart" button for the admission type(s) you wish to purchase.

2. On the PayPal Shopping Cart page, select the quantities of admission tickets you would like.  

3. Complete your purchase via PayPal.   

4. You'll receive an email to the email account used on your PayPal purchase. 
Print or have the invoice/message you receive available on a mobile device with matching Photo ID on your visit.  

Thank you! 

Youth 10 & Under : FREE (No Ticket Required)


Couples and good friends alike can enjoy a casual evening stroll under the festival stars and lights, sipping warm beverages and nibbling on maple treats. Includes 2 admissions to the Winter Lights Festival, two hot chocolates or matcha green tea, and two matcha maple cookies

WINTER KAZOKU (FAMILY) EXPERIENCE - $47.50 (Includes GST and Fees) 

Five yen in Japan symbolizes good relationships, so Nikka Yuko Kazoku experience is sure to keep the family happy with its winter festival savings. Includes 5 admissions, five hot chocolates, and matcha maple cookies. 

2019 Nenkan (Annual) Pass Information and Benefits:

NOTE: Annual Passes (Once known as Season Passes) are no longer memberships. Please see memberships for more information. Membership Fee includes an Annual Pass. Membership Single or Couples Fees available. Please see memberships for more information including the extra benefits of being a Member!!! Grow with Us! 


Limitless access during public hours (December 1, 2018- October Closing 2019)  

10% off Gift Shop retail items  

10% off Admission for additional guests  

50% off Admissions for the Galt Museum, Fort Whoop Up and SAAG  

Special discounts on special ticketed events including Golden Maple Reception

2019 Nenkan (Annual) Pass Price:

Purchase your annual pass below via PayPal or visit the Garden's Vistors Centre to purchase your Nenkan (Annual) Pass.  

Once you present your receipt of purchase to Garden's Visitor Centre, your Annual Pass will be given to you. 

Single Nenkan (Annual) Pass (Individual) - $30.00

Enter Name on Membership

Couples Nenkan (Annual) Pass (Close friends/family) - $40.00

Enter Names on Membership

Family Nenkan (Annual Pass -Four Family Members) - $50.00 

Enter Names on Membership

Additional Annual Pass for extra family members - $10.00/person

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All admission rates and nenkan (annual) passes include GST.  The Garden accepts Visa, MasterCard, Debit, certified cheques or cash. 

Wheelchair Accessibility: 

The Garden pathways are accessible to those using wheelchairs and walkers.

A wheelchair is available for use at the Garden and can be booked ahead of your visit. Call 403 328-3511 to book the wheelchair. 

Disabled parking is available. 

Winter Light Festival Rules: 

The Garden is a smoke and vaping free environment.  

No climbing on trees or going off the pathway

Please keep Nikka Yuko Concession and Food in designated areas. Water allowed anywhere in the Garden.

Please dress appropriate for the weather conditions. Please see our website and facebook for cancellations or programming changes. 

Nearby recreation includes swimming, picnicking, golfing, walking trails and bike pathways, hotel/motel accommodation and other services are close to the Garden.