Ripleys Aquarium of Canada

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is a fun and educational experience the entire family will love

Ripley's Aquarium Dangerous Lagoon
Ripley's Aquarium Dangerous Lagoon Photo courtesy Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

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

Fee: From: $39.55 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada in Toronto

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

Sharks After Dark - Ripley's Aquarium of Canada in Toronto

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.


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Hours 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 Canada

Directions

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Yonge-University-SpadinaUnion Station8 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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Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5Ripley's Aquarium of Canada Star Rating

5 Star Rating Incredible architecture of gorgeous and very modern aquarium in the heart of Toronto. Amazing sea world, over 16000 species, different fish brought from all around the world could be seen there. Hundreds of gorgeous displays light up while admiring different species and listening calming music. Shark tank is so impressive as well as all other amazing spices. Walking around sea world feels almost like you are at another planet. So mesmerizing, relaxing and very enjoyable.🐋🐳🐬🐟🐠🐙

B. Gold - 19 hours ago

5 Star Rating Fun place to go for adults and kids alike! They have really cool exhibits, and seeing all the sea creatures was amazing. They have a cool conveyer belt type thing that moves you along in a tunnel where you can watch the fish and shark swim around and overhead you! It’s really cool. Gift shop is reasonably nice and staff are super friendly! Lots of touch stuff available, you can touch the sting rays and they’re so friendly! You can also get the cleaner shrimp to clean your hands! They also have a little play place for the little ones. So very family friendly.

Kelly Wu - 8 days ago

4 Star Rating Awesome place to go on a date! Plenty of lively aquatic creatures in creative tanks for everyone to view in awe. All tanks come with convenient screens stating their names, habitats, location, and biology. There are some interactive segments where you can pet some critters. Many exhibitions feature interactive screens too. Best galleries are Dangerous Lagoon and Ray Bay! The sting rays love to be pet. Only downside is that now so many school field trips occur, so there are LOTS of kids during the weekdays.

Katie Saunders - 14 days ago

5 Star Rating This place is quite extensive! I brought my husband and parents here for our first visit on a Saturday (May 19) after 4pm thinking we could skip the "busy" time but it was still quite packed when we arrived. It dissipated midway luckily and we were able to walk at our own pace which was lovely. I couldn't believe how in depth most of it was and was able to catch some amazing shots on my phone! I'm not sure if I would go back (it cost 140$ for 5 people) but I definitely think it's worth it to experience it once.

Andrea Gray - 19 days ago

5 Star Rating I love visiting Ripley's Aquarium! I would avoid going on weekends, as I have found it difficult to move around with the large number of strollers (perhaps this is something that needs to be limited, especially because most don't have a child in them). It's a beautiful and well set up aquatic space, with lots of different animal species and great information. I REALLY recommend going on their jazz nights. They're the second Friday of each month and are 19+. They have live jazz bands playing (which you can hear throughout on the speaker system), and they have bars set up throughout the aquarium to purchase wine, beer, cocktails that you can wander around with (you need to buy tokens to purchase at designated areas). As always, buying tickets in advance is a great way to go.

Shanna Pritchard - 1 month ago

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