One Never Ending Trek: The Aga Khan Garden, Alberta

Aga Khan Garden Alberta (AKGA) is the most Northernmost Islamic garden in the World and one may ask “What is an Islamic Garden?


Islamic Garden would usually include themes of water and shade. Unlike the “English” garden, which is usually designed for walking, the Islamic gardens are intended for rest, reflection and contemplation. The major focus of the Islamic garden is to provide a sensory experience, which is accomplished using water and plants. Some of the examples of the Islamic Gardens include the Taj Mahal and the Sunder nursery in India as well as Alhambra in Spain.


Hi, my name is Minaz ( and I was born in Uganda. 

During the exodus in 1972 at the time of dictator Idi Amin, my parents along with my siblings came to Canada. We settled in Kentville, a small rural town in Nova Scotia, some 100 kilometers West of Halifax, close to the Bay of Fundy. Over the past 45 plus years that we have been in Canada, I have had an opportunity to experience living in Halifax, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and currently in Leduc, just south of Edmonton, Alberta.

It has been 9 years in the making, and in the past couple of weeks, I have had opportunities to visit and learn more about the Aga Khan Garden Alberta. I will attempt to show the garden in all four seasons, starting with early Spring. We still had snow on the ground during my first visit to the garden in early April. These pictures were taken over a couple of visits, one just after a snowfall and then once again when one could see the water flowing again.

Click the link below to view more pictures of Aga Khan Garden, Alberta beautifully captured by Minaz with commentary on his blog:

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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