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.

For additional information see the official website link above.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: From: $33.88 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

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: $118.70 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada: Stingray Experience

Are you ready to get up close and personal with a stingray? Dive into a one-of-a-kind experience Ripley's Aquarium of Canada that allows guests to join its resident cownose and southern stingrays in the Ray Bay! This 2-hour aquatic adventure includes admission to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, a behind-the-scenes tour, an in-water experience in the Ray Bay, a souvenir backpack and towel and photos of your experience on a complimentary USB flash drive!


From: $163.85 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada: Snorkel with Stingrays Experience

Are you ready to get up close and personal with a stingray? Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is proud to offer a one-of-a-kind experience that allows you to join its resident cownose and southern stingrays in the Ray Bay! This 2-hour aquatic adventure includes admission to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada on the day of your experience, a behind-the-scenes tour, a souvenir backpack and towel, and photos of your experience on a complimentary USB flash drive! You'll also get an in-water experience with a chance to snorkel with the stingrays in the Ray Bay.


Open Now: No

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 4.5 out of 5

5 Star Rating A lot of fun! My son is 7 and is into nature and sea animals so this was perfect for him. It was a bit crowded but it was expected considering we went on spring break. The shark tunnel was very impressive! They also had a couple hands on tanks which the kids enjoyed a lot. Overall great experience.

A Lozada - 7 days ago

5 Star Rating Simply the best aquarium I have been to. I love in Boston and the Boston aquarium is pale by comparison. The tunnel work sharks swimming overhead was great. It could use a few more hands on exhibits, but plenty to still command a five star rating. My boys loved the piranha feedings.

Robert Flannagan - 10 days ago

5 Star Rating Visited for the first time in April 2017. It was better than we expected! We took our three children who are 6 and under. They loved it and really enjoyed all the hands on things you can do. We went during the middle of the week and fortunately it was not too busy. With that said it still took us about 3 hours to go through the entire aquarium. I would expect it to take much longer on a Saturday or Sunday.

Brandon Wood - 10 days ago

4 Star Rating Fun first experience. Not sure I would go back unless there was a special exhibit, but its worth checking out at least once. It took us (4 adults) about an hour and a half to go through. We didn't take the moving sidewalk for most of it. Not sure why people crowd on. Didn't eat food there. There are many good spots within walking distance and it didn't make sense to pay for attraction food.

Shane Herberman - 21 days ago

5 Star Rating Ripley's Aquarium was one of the best memories my wife and I have created together. We were absolutely thrilled at the displays of exotic creatures we encountered and partook in every activity possible. The trainers and staff are very kind to the marine life they are responsible for and the facility was clean and very impressive. Thank you for such a memorable experience!

Adam Smiley - 23 days ago

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