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.
Tip: You can bypass the lineups and save 37% on the Ripley's Aquarium and 4 other 'must see' Toronto attractions by purchasing a Toronto CityPASS prior to your vacation.
For additional information see the official website link above.
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.
Tip: You can bypass the lineups and save almost 37% on admission to the Ripley's Aquarium of Canada and 4 other 'must see' Toronto attractions by purchasing a Toronto CityPASS prior to your vacation.
Open Now: NoHours This Week:
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 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
|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
Great place to visit, even for adults! I went here with my boyfriend and had an amazing time. The aquarium was gorgeous and there was ample space to walk around. The gift shop stuffed animals weren't too pricey which was really nice. Small ones were about $9, medium ones about $20. They don't take complete advantage of you at the gift shop like other attractions. They also have a cafeteria that serves wine and beer halfway through the exhibit. We had a great time!
A. Km - 2 days ago
We had a great time at the aquarium. The displays are very well done. Lots for both kids and adults to see and do. Our favourite was the moving walkway under the main tank. They also have scheduled shows throughout the day. Plan to spend a minimum of a few hours there. A couple of things to note: there are no in and privileges, there is no outside food and drinks allowed. There are two locations to buy food.
Paul Ricker - 3 days ago
By far one of the best aquariums I have ever visited. The exhibits were carefully designed and amazing to view. I ended up spending much more time here than I had anticipated. There was so much to read and view as well as interact with, not only for kids but adults as well, that it was such an excellent experience. Easily one of the best things to do in Toronto. The gift shop has so many excellent things that it is easy to spend a fortune because of how great the shop is. Next time I am in Toronto, I will have to come back because I had such a great time. It is well worth the price.
Chris Dodd - 8 days ago
This is an amazing place, for people of all ages. the beauty is mesmerizing and it is a clean place with a lot of amazing views. It was probably one of the best places I have been to in Toronto. It is organized in a very orderly fashion and everything has its own space and order which is absolutely amazing because the guests don't get lost or miss a place to see. I especially love the huge tank of fish at the very beginning, they are beautiful and this whole aquarium reminds me of scenes from Finding Nemo and Finding Dory, so it also makes an amazing place to take the kids. you will not be disappointed.
Nadima Ali Latif - 8 days ago
Ripley's aquarium is an awesome place to bring young kids and have lots of fun. The unique playground there is great for little, and big kids to play. They have many hands on activities that let you touch, play, and learn about the animals and the Ecosystems they follow. There is a neatly organized information desk that is very helpful. There are many sharks and multi- coloured fish. The variety of colours will amaze you, it looks like a beautiful watercolour painting, but even better! The fish flow so elegantly with there different types of patterns, colours, spikes, and shapes.Ripley's aquarium sell food and drinks like, coffee, chips, and all different types of soda's. Over all the staff is welcoming and nice. The staff keeps this wonderful place clean and tidy. Ripley's aquarium is awesome, but because of that, this place is often packed especially during the holidays. So if you decide to go take the whole family and head on a wonderful adventure filled day. I think this place is worth the money and time to see the extraordinary fish, sharks, and diagrams, it is truly an adventure.
Sophie Kalendzhieva - 19 days ago