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.

Tip: You can bypass the lineups and save 33% 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 Visit

Fee: From: $37.29 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.


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 This place is amazing! We're a family of four and we toured the Aquarium in late July. It's nice and close to Union Station which was convenient for us. The Aquarium was more busy than I would have liked, but we were very impressed by the variety of sea creatures. The moving sidewalk was the perfect way of moving through the viewing tunnel while sharks swam over your head.

Stephen Floyd - 1 day ago

4 Star Rating Went with our 6 year old guy and he wasn't too into looking, he is a doer. So there was a bit of interactive things and that is where we spent most of the time. If there was more interactive it would have been better for us. But give it 4/5 because that's what an aquarium is, a lot of standing and looking. Good variety and neat informative plaques. A little pricey for what it is in my mind though, but I am like the little guy I want to do rather than watch.

Brandon Talbot - 7 days ago

5 Star Rating A memorable visit. Beautiful setup and lots of beautiful sea creatures to see. The main attraction was the 15 mins session with the diver who was submerged in the tank and was feeding the fishes while her colleague who was outside the tank in which she was imparted some very interesting information on the likes of coral reefs and the impact on them from global warming. The diver too was talking with the audience from behind her dive mask which added to the excitement. A definite must go.

Haider Amir Merchant - 12 days ago

5 Star Rating This was a very pleasant visit. The whole visit takes about 2 1/2 hours. The exhibits are beautifully presented, the variety of fish is impressive. Every tank has some simple, easy to read information about the fish it contains. The Dangerous Lagoon is awesome! Having the sharks swim all around you is quite an experience! This visit is well worth the price of admission which,by the way, is very reasonable.

Chantal O - 12 days ago

4 Star Rating Great Aquarium with fantastic exhibits that have large illuminated signs to help the visitor know a little more about each exhibit. A lot of the exhibits also have interactive components that make it fun for young and old alike to gain more knowledge. The Dangerous Lagoon is unlike anything I have ever seen before. You move along a slow moving sidewalk in a tunnel so you always have a fantastic view. You see sharks, stingrays and many different species of fish from every angle and it is simply an undeniably amazing experience. If there was one downside at all it would be that it was very crowded. I went during the afternoon in the middle of the week thinking the crowds would be less given it was a school day but I was mistaken. While I understand it is a popular tourist attraction, so many people in a relatively small space can be tough to navigate. That said, it shouldn't deter people from visiting, just be prepared to pack your patience.

Roxanne Smith - 1 month ago

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