Final summer season weekend for Nikka Yuko

Fall colours are in the air at the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden in Lethbridge. This weekend is the last time you will be able to head over to the garden for this season. There are some final events planned including Anime Saturdays, and Sumo and Samurai Sundays. Marketing and Events Manager for the garden, Melanie Berdusco, says the organization has seen an increase in visitors this year, despite the pandemic.

“We are a mostly outdoor experience. We’ve been able to continue offering a lot of the same experiences. We’ve also added quite a few new experiences this year. We had Shakespeare in the Garden. That sold out for three nights. We had our Gin and Junipers tasting nights with Andrew Hilton. Those nights were all sold out. We offered our picnics again. This year we had more than 100 of those sold in the summer. That’s a great local partnership with Mocha Cabana using local food providers here in the area.”

October 3rd will be the last day you can make it out to the garden, and the final attendee will be allowed inside at 5pm. The Garden will then close and prepare for the Winter Lights Festival that is set to open on November 27th.

Nikka Yuko is hoping to have their new Bunka Centre open by that time as well.


For more information on the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, you can visit

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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