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: Yes. Visit the official website for details.

Ripleys Aquarium of Canada Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • 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

Ripleys Aquarium of Canada Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Great place for kids and adults likewise to spend a couple of hours enjoying the views of the enchanting under water world . I was especially enamoured by the kelp.. and the information about it.. ( used to thicken cream😮) . I enjoyed the jellyfish and axolotls, they were particularly enamouring. The giant turtle was a fantastic sight as well. The sea urchins and anemones in their exquisite colours were so surreal and beautiful. The place is indeed worth a visit . Educational, informative and well-designed.
Sarah Sharma - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Great for all ages. Kid loved the fishes, so many activities and things to do. Highly recommend going mid week when it is not too crowded. Enjoy jazz night, and sharks after dark. Save 5$ after 5. Friendly staff.
SJ Nahle - 2 weeks ago

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3 Star Rating The exhibits are great, lots of interactive opportunities for kids but also some educational info about each item. Recommend going on a weekday if you possibly can, especially with small kids. I saw so many get overwhelmed or not able to see the exhibits because there were so many people in the way. Small cafeteria with limited seating, and high prices for the portions. Easy to bring your own snacks though. There aren't many quiet places to just sit and recharge or calm your kid down, and if you leave there is no re-entry allowed.
Andrea Beaman - a week ago

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4 Star Rating It was amazing experience. Make sure to check the show time to have additional fun watching sharks. They have an open top area from where you can touch stingray just be careful with phones and kids. The food is not so great, limited options. Take your time and enjoy. Would love to visit again.
Shivani Lade - 2 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating The stingrays were friendly & you could touch them. The cafe was pricey but a really cool feature was the frozen yogurt machine which uses a robot to serve it. The tunnel under the dangerous lagoon is slow moving making it possible to take in a lot and enjoy a nice pace through one of the coolest parts of the aquarium. My kids aged 8-12 loved it and cannot wait to go again . Great family time in Toronto!
Kristina Schelhaas - in the last week

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TTC Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
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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