Add shimmering movement and unique appeal to any water garden with our healthy pond fish. We ship koi from coast to coast within Canada.

Japanese & Domestic Koi

There is no lovelier fish for an outdoor pond than Koi. Each individual is a unique piece of art, adding movement and colour. They are delightful pets, curious by nature, and once used to your presence are easily hand fed.
At Vandermeer Nursery, we pride ourselves on offering quality, healthy Nishikigoi (Japanese Koi) from breeders in the Niigata and Hiroshima areas. Varieties of Koi available will vary from shipment to shipment. We also carry a nice selection of healthy Domestic Koi.

Where do our Koi come from?

Our Japanese Koi stock comes to us from a trusted broker who deals with several known Japanese Koi breeders. The breeders we have chosen produce healthy quality Koi and Butterfly. Their koi farms are self-contained facilities therefore importing diseases like KHV are virtually impossible.
Over the past few years, Vandermeer Nursery has been developing a Koi breeding program. Our Parent Koi consist of High Quality Japanese and Imported Koi. Please join us or ask us about our Annual Koi Harvest in the fall!

Shipping Koi by Air Transport

  • Air Cargo Transport: $500.00 minimum order required (before taxes)
  • Shipping & Handling: $85.00
  • Box Charge: $10.00 per box
  • All shipments must be paid in full prior to shipping
  • All prices will be quoted in Canadian currency
  • All sizes are approximate

Koi are double bagged with oxygen, packed in appropriate sized boxes - clearly marked "live fish", dropped at the airport 2 hours before flight departure. Koi are shipped via Air Canada Cargo from Lester B. Pearson Intl Airport (YYZ) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to the closest major airport in your area. Depending on the weather, ice packs may be required and used. Shipping cost varies from coast to coast; cost is determined by dimensional weight and distance traveled.

Warranty Limitations

All Koi must be picked up from the airport within 3 hours of the flight arrival. We do guarantee our koi on purchases for a period of 72 hrs. If any problems arise please contact us within this time frame for the warranty to take effect. We must hear from you at the airport once your shipment has been received to let us know the fish arrived safe and unharmed. If not notified, Vandermeer Nursery Ltd. will not be held liable for damages. If a koi arrives and is not alive, so long as the box has not been crushed and/or punctured and/or wet, we will reimburse the monitory value of the loss not including shipping amount. We will require a photograph of the damages before reimbursement takes place.

These are quality examples from some of the koi that we've carried. For our latest selection and pricing, please visit our Ponds Department and speak with one of our fish experts!


These popular pond fish are very hardy, making them an ideal four-season fish. They can survive in a pond that experiences extreme temperatures, warm to cold. Standard Comets will do well in winter months as long as there is adequate oxygen and the pond does not completely freeze over. We sell only quality goldfish such as Comet, Fantail, Sarasa, Shubunkin and Wakin.

Please visit our Ponds Department to find out availability of healthy goldfish that we carry. See below for typical pricing.