The Winter Lights Festival returns to Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, running on select nights from December 1st to February 2nd. The gates will open for viewing the lights from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 

Please access our event calendar to view the complete list of dates.  


The Garden offers complimentary garden tours, with our knowledgeable and courteous hosts and hostesses. Access to these tours is included with your admission and the tour provides a deeper understanding of the history, design, and philosophy of Nikka Yuko and Japanese gardens.  

Tours typically last between 30 to 45 minutes and can be tailored to your schedule and interests. 

Tours begin from the main Garden gate at 11:00am, 2:00pm and 4:00pm. 


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

Thank you!

Adults, Seniors (60+) and Students 
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. 

2018 Season Passes:

Single (Individual)- $30.00

Couples (Close friends/family)-$40.00

Family (Four Family Members) - $50.00

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. Please visit the Garden's Vistors Centre to purchase your season pass. 

Wheelchair Accessibility: 

The Garden pathways are accessible to those using wheelchairs and walkers.  Please notify our staff if you require assistance crossing the garden bridges. We request that guest removes shoes while visiting the pavilion. If this is an inconvenience you may opt to place the provided covers around your shoes. Please, contact our garden staff upon arrival for more information and assistance.

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. 

Please Note:

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.