Wedding Photographs

The University of Alberta Botanic Garden provides a backdrop like no other for your once-in-a-lifetime wedding or engagement photographs.

The  Kurimoto Japanese Garden  is one of our most popular location for wedding photos. It is a very special five-acre garden that features a beautiful curved bridge, pond, waterfalls, a pagoda, stone lanterns, and an elegant, manicured setting. The spectacular  Aga Khan Garden ,  an 11-acre feature with elegant stonework, ponds, waterfall and beautiful vistas, is also available as a backdrop for incredible photos.

Other popular photo settings at the Garden include the  Alpine Garden , wooden bridges, the charming John's Folly, natural areas and water features.

Care is taken not to overbook the Garden; photo sessions are staggered and the number of groups in the Garden at any one time is limited. However, there is some overlap in scheduling and there may be several groups taking photos at the same time.

Included with Wedding Ceremonies:
A two hour photo session is included with all wedding ceremony package bookings, with access to most areas of the Garden. If the weather is unfavorable, photos can be taken in our  indoor show houses 

A one-hour complimentary engagement photo session is also included in wedding packages.

For Wedding Photos Only (no ceremony)
If your ceremony is elsewhere, but you would like to take your wedding photos at the Garden, you can book a session of two hours in length, for most areas of the Garden.


For information and pricing or to book, contact us at 780-492-3138 or

Bookings are subject to availability, so reserve early to avoid disappointment.