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:
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.
- Monday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Tuesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Wednesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Friday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Saturday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Sunday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
288 Bremner Blvd
Toronto, ON M5V 3L9
Phone: +1 647-351-3474
Leonard E. Sep-06-2021
I would consider this one of my top 5 worthwhile must see venues in The Six! If you can secure ticket discounts from your company or other forums, do so... Read More
Samantha C. Dec-01-2020
When we went, pre-pandemic, it was packed to the gills with many children running around. There are cool walkways you can stand on that move you through... Read More
Ryan A. Mar-14-2020
I typically do not visit Aquariums to tell you the trust, but the city pass I had included this attraction, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Was it worth... Read More
Accommodations near Ripleys Aquarium of Canada:
|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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