One of Toronto's newest and most popular attractions, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is located right in the heart of Toronto's downtown core at the base of the CN Tower. This impressive aquarium, which first opened to the public in October 2013, immediately became one of the city's premier attractions. Your visit is sure to be a memorable experience.
Within the walls of this 135,000 square foot attraction visitors will be able to discover and observe and incredible 16,000 exotic ocean and freshwater creatures representing in excess of 450 species. The exhibits are divided into nine different main galleries. Each gallery has its own unique features such as the wave maker in the Canadian Waters Gallery.
You will be amazed as you travel nearly 100 metres along a moving walkway surround above and on both sides by a ¾ million gallon Dangerous Lagoon. From here you will be able to observe sand tiger sharks, green sawfish and many other species from the perspective of an undersea diver.
In the Planet Jellies exhibit you'll be captivated by the brilliantly beautiful displays of jellies backlit by various colours of lighting. Feel for yourself what some of the skin textures feel like when touching creatures of the sea in the Shoreline Gallery or educate yourself with The Life Support Systems Gallery that teaches you about the water quality plus many more real issues that are dealt with behind the scenes. When visiting the Rainbow Reef Gallery relish in all the brilliant luminous colours of the tropical fish that will dazzle you when you first enter and enjoy the interactive dive performances showing every second hour.
Other permanent exhibits include a tropical reef tank, the Great Lakes exhibit and exhibits representing both the Atlantic and the Pacific ocean. There will also be a rotation of temporary exhibits helping ensure something new to see during repeat visits.
Ripley's Aquarium goes well beyond the role of entertanment as it also places a major focus on conservation programs and education.
The aquarium also has a gift shop that carries lots of unusual gifts as well as a Café with food that is sure to satisfy the whole family.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Ripleys Aquarium of CanadaFee: Yes. Visit the official website for details.
May differ on holidays
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Sunday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Address: 288 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9, Canada
Phone: (647) 351-3474
Official Website: Ripleys Aquarium of Canada
Ratedout of 5
Very crowded but we really enjoyed the tunnel and seeing the sharks, stingrays & turles, groups of fish swam over our head ls was really cool! I Was hoping to see more jellyfish. I also liked the seahorses and sea dragons. Takes about 1-2hrs to finish seeing everything unless you want to read all the info on the displays. In general, it is a good place to spend time with your family. There are washrooms which nice. Also sitting space is available in duration as it’s too much walk specially for seniors citizens and kids. There is a big variety of item in the souvenir shop. Finally, I was able to see many marine species and rare species. It was a clean and maintained place. At the end they showed documentary where they tells how they maintain all water and temperature for various species. Also you get chance to touch string rays which is fun and interesting part of visit.
Pratyancha Patil - 10 days ago
Not my first time here, but was here chaperoning a class trip. The aquarium isn’t that huge (it’s a big loop that you can speed run through in ~10-15 min if you really wanted to) but it is packed with things to see! The reefs, the setups, the turtles and sharks and jellyfish are all so beautiful and I highly recommend you taking the time to really take in all the serenity of ocean life. Don’t miss the opportunity to touch some of the stingrays or to attend one of the dive shows!
Glen Yu - 7 days ago
A pricey aquarium but it's to be expected. The highlight is definitely the tunnel, surrounded by sea creatures of all types. Lots of informative screens, however you're not given much time to read them before it cycles to the next bit of info. I'd prefer it if the animals were labelled on plaques throughout instead.
Alex Bond - 15 days ago
Interesting for 1 time visit. The good side is that there are plenty entertaining things for kids, so i believe if you are with kids they will love it. Entrance fee is 44CAD, child 3-5 12.5 CAD child 6-13 28 CAD. For me the most impressive part was and i really mean it was the aquarium tunnel, 100 meters long. Check the videos.
Tatevik Darbinyan - 9 days ago
Booked the 'Sharks after dark' tickets and was not disappointed. Although there were a number families with young children there, I imagine it would be much busier with families during the day. The whole aquarium took on a mysterious and ethereal atmosphere with the night lighting. The moving platform was a surprise and most enjoyable. If you can visit this place after dark, take that opportunity. Loved it!
Metal Mama - 6 days ago
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|TTC Subway Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Yonge-University-Spadina||Union Station||8 Minutes|
How to get to Ripleys Aquarium of Canada by TTC Subway
From Union Station follow the SkyWalk west or walk west on the south side of Front Street to York Street or Simcoe Street and go left (south) to Bremner Blvd then right (west) to the entrance.
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