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 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.
Currently ClosedHours 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
|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
I’ve been there twice with groups, twice on my own, and I can honestly say both times were some of the best experiences I’ve ever had. The layout of the aquarium is highly accessible — I never had to worry about losing track of which of my girls were in which rooms, because it’s all just one fluid spiral from the top of the aquarium to the bottom, so there’s no getting lost. It’s also great for people with strollers, no stairs or tight corridors to navigate. The staff are extremely knowledgeable, and all the displays are very interesting. I would happily go there again anytime.
Kristen Wood - 1 hour ago
We had an excellent time here today. We really enjoyed all the Aquarium had to offer. The exhibits were all really clean, and well put together. The whole place is accessible, including the washrooms. There is also a moving sidewalk through part of the aquarium to keep people moving past the best spots to take pictures. The gift shop is right at the end, and has a wide variety of souvenirs. There is also a mini food court in the aquarium if you need a drink or a snack.
Mark Redford - 2 hours ago
I love visiting Ripley's Aquarium! I would avoid going on weekends, as I have found it difficult to move around with the large number of strollers (perhaps this is something that needs to be limited, especially because most don't have a child in them). It's a beautiful and well set up aquatic space, with lots of different animal species and great information. I REALLY recommend going on their jazz nights. They're the second Friday of each month and are 19+. They have live jazz bands playing (which you can hear throughout on the speaker system), and they have bars set up throughout the aquarium to purchase wine, beer, cocktails that you can wander around with (you need to buy tokens to purchase at designated areas). As always, buying tickets in advance is a great way to go.
Shanna Pritchard - 2 days ago
YOU HAVE TO GO!!!!! This may be one of the best aquariums that I have ever been to in my life. The wide variety of fish that they have from all over the world is amazing. Their shark tank is something that you will always remember. The variety of species that they showcase is amazing. There are also opportunities to have hands on experience with some of the creatures that they have here. You can expect crowds, but it is worth suffering through the crowds to experience this. Make the time to go and see this.
Brett Phillips - 9 days ago
Go at night. This place is so neat at night. We got there around 9 and we did not have to fight anyone to see into any of the tanks. We were especially excited to see the octopus(petunia), she was very active. The ride on the people mover through the shark tank was super cool. Again because we were there so late, we were able to spend time looking around which was so special. Highly recommend this stop.
Kita Atts - 16 days ago