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 VisitFee: From: $33.88 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: $118.70 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations
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
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: 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 – 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 know this place is expensive but it's awesome. The fish are so relaxing to watch, it isn't nearly as crowded as you would think, thanks to the size. The touch ponds are great, though I feel they need to add sea cucumbers and starfish. The skates are so used to human interaction that they actively seek attention, which really adds to it. Go see it at least once.
Lori Zwicker - 8 days ago
Great displays of all kinds of sea creatures. The displays are informative and we'll maintained. There's a section along the tour where you can touch a few creatures. The gift shop had a good assortment of items. Approximately, you can expect to spend an hour or two going through the tour.
Hamid Yakub - 10 days ago
Great time for all ages. We enjoyed the amazing aquariums with such a wide variety of interesting Marine life. The displays included information about each species which is great. Petting the stingrays was a big hit with our kids. Set aside at least two hours to see everything. You can't go wrong spending an afternoon here. Very unique and enjoyable experience. Highly recommended.
Jason Ropp - 1 month ago
Really enjoyed the aquarium. Plenty of exhibits to see. Fun for kids and adults alike. Multiple interactive exhibits. Kids got to pet stingrays, crabs, shrimp, and gentle sharks! Saw a show with a diver in the tank feeding the stingrays. Not an overwhelming amount to see, didn't feel like I missed anything. Try to go early in the morning as the crowds pickup quickly. Would definitely recommend checking it out.
Doug Djokic - 1 month ago
Fun for a few hours with the family. Young children would especially enjoy this. Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Have gone twice once in 2013 and another in 2015. Both times there has been pretty much the same exhibits. Highlights include the jellyfish tanks and sting ray exhibits. The interactive exhibits are fun for children but there isn't too much in the way of education.
Sabrina Paez-Parent - 1 month ago