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 VisitFee: From: $39.55 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is located in the heart of downtown Toronto and is one of the city's top family attractions. With this admission ticket, you'll have access to Canada’s largest indoor aquarium, offering an educational and entertaining underwater adventure for everyone.
From: $33.90 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations
Save $5 when visiting after 7:00pm! Same great experience for less!Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is located in the heart of downtown Toronto and is one of the city's top family attractions. With this admission ticket, you'll have access to Canada’s largest indoor aquarium, offering an educational and entertaining underwater adventure for everyone.
Open NowHours This Week:
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Sunday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Address: 288 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9, Canada
Phone: (647) 351-3474
Official Website: Ripleys Aquarium of CanadaMap of nearby accommodations:
|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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Ratedout of 5
Fascinating for both children and adults!!! Very kid/friendly. The informative and interactive exhibits make this a unique and fun learning experience. You can use your presto card to get a 10% discount. If you buy a membership it's not that much more and you have unlimited year round access.
Taylor Koyanagi - 3 days ago
Loved it! What a wonderful place! I am amazed. Price/Quality/Fun absolutely worth it!!! For more quality review please do check out my YouTube channel "She-Unit" with a crown as icon. I definitely prefer everyone to the aquarium. Especially nature lovers! The staff is extremely friendly. It's just a pure fun place to be! It's $37 per person and yes the price worth it!!!!! 😇😇😇✌✌✌ Enjoy.. Have fun everyone out there! ❤
Nabeela Hamid - 14 days ago
This place rocks! Expensive but there are sales/deals/promotions often. They take proper care of the marine life/creatures. They have amazing set ups to see what the actual habitat is like for each animal. Very informative! Beautiful! Interactive. And so much fun.
beccajane9 - 15 days ago
What an amazing place... you can see plenty of fishes - different varieties of stingrays, octopus, star fishes, sharks and so on. The place is well maintained and the area is very big. Need couple of hours to completely see this aquarium. Very huge structure and must see place in Toronto downtown. Kids would love it. Much more to write but it’s always worth experiencing in person....
Shankar Danagoudru - 15 days ago
A wonderful place to visit for young and old alike. The layout of the walk ways and the lighting make all the tanks, sea life and displays easy to see. The interactive interfaces add a nice touch for descriptions and more information. The aquarium as a whole gives one an appreciation of the earth our seas and the abundance of life that are found all around. It also teaches our children the importance of protecting our seas, water ways and water resources. We visited the aquarium with our children and our grand children, and they were awe stricken with all the tanks filled with sea life. The attention to the lighting especially makes everything stand out. The kids were especially thrilled with the under water tunnel and play areas.
Gottfried von Rathonyi - 30 days ago