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: Yes! Some attractions may restrict entry prior to their closing time.

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

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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Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5

5 Star Rating I've gone here twice now and both times it was breathtaking! It takes a while to get around the entire place so your getting allot out of the visit down there to see it, the gift shops are cute and they even had a play area for children! The food is horrible however so bring your own or be prepared to go somewhere else to eat after! My brothers absolutely loved it here! The two year old couldn't stop starring and smiling at everything it was adorable!

Jessa De'Frias - 4 days ago

2 Star Rating Decided to have a family (11 people) trip. Paid good money to get to the aquarium and then to get in. The place was exciting however it was very crowded!! Many people would shove everyone including kids out of the way! Limited staff noted around the place to help with anything. Overall an ok experience until the end!! Had a lady confront my sister in law with 3 young children accusing her of being seen walking out of the bathroom with her phone! We had not used the washroom at any point as we were busy chasing kids. The lady approached for a second time stating security said it was her that stole the phone! Third time was when we exited the building. Ready to head to the go train and this lady approaches again screaming that she stole her phone and had to prove otherwise. I got upset and told the lady I would call the number and prove it wasn't her phone we had (not even same kind!!!) And the lady continued. She asked us to empty our bags to prove we didn't have it (diaper bags!!) I told her to get security if she had an issue with us. The lady continued at which point security came out and told her she could not accuse others without proof. We offered to empty bags to which she then stated we had removed it from the bag with our stuff. Security would not check the bag and told the lady they would be able to check cameras. We left immediately!! Could not believe the behaviour from this lady! Definitely will not be going back to have the same things happen!!!

Ronnilynn Martin-Crow - 11 days ago

5 Star Rating So much fun and educational! The whole tour took us 4hrs with a quick lunch break midway. The tour ends in the gift shop so get ready to buy a souvenir if you have kids! My kids each got stuffies and we found the pricing on them pretty reasonable (13$ for a 14" shark and 8$ for a 12" mermaid). The entry fee was a bit steep up front but after the tour we found it well priced for all the activities to be found inside. Parking is difficult to find but doable.

Mommy DiM. - 13 days ago

4 Star Rating Worth the money, just hope you don't go on a day when there is a school group. The play area is very impressive. It pops up right when parents need to sit for a break, but the kids still need to burn off some energy. Love the moving walkway - it makes photography a lot easier. The hands on experience is something the kids will never forget!

Naomi Armendariz - 16 days ago

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