Summer at Nikkei Garden is driven to celebrate and connect the community to Japanese arts and culture in a safe manner


In response to BC’s Restart Plan, provincial health orders, restrictions, and guidelines, access will be limited based on capacity restrictions.

Summer at Nikkei Garden will operate on a set schedule, allowing under 50 guests at a time to enjoy the vendors for scheduled access (timed ticketed entry), before sanitizing the grounds and bringing in the next group. Ticket availability will be announced on our social media channels, with all proceeds supporting Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre’s Resilience Fundraiser. We humbly thank your contribution to honour, preserve, and share Japanese culture and Japanese Canadian history and heritage for a better Canada.

Please Note: This event is subject to cancellation depending on conditions in August. Details on our safety plan are available below.

Health & Safety Plans

We are committed to adhering to Provincial Health and WorkSafe requirements and guidelines. Here’s what we’re doing to ensure the health and safety of our guests, staff, and volunteers:

  • Our staff and volunteers will complete in-person training on health and safety protocols, to protect your safety and ours.
  • Our staff and volunteers are required to wear non-medical face masks and follow strict handwashing and other hygiene protocols.
  • Entry rounds will be limited to the capacity of 50 people, in adherence to WorkSafeBC.
  • Nikkei Centre’s grounds will be sanitized between each group entry.
  • Our location plans have been reconfigured to maintain social distancing of two meters, and we will seat a maximum of 6 guests per table.
  • Sanitizer will be available to all guests, staff, and volunteers.
  • Menus for food vendors will be made available through the use of QR codes.
  • Touchless payment will be available, and guests are encouraged to use it over cash.
  • Click here to read our full COVID-19 Safety Plan