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: No

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

4 Star Rating Very cool aquatic venue. The conveyor belt tunnel is by far the best attraction they have. Also the jellyfish exhibit is unique. Great for tourists and children. Expect to spend up to 2 hours. Great to visit one time but I don't think I'd go back just because there's nothing appealing afterwards.

Arthur Ng - 1 day ago

5 Star Rating We absolutely loved the aquarium. The conveyor through the aquarium was simply breath taking. You feel like you're scuba diving with all the sharks and rays and schools of fish. The interactive bits are terrific! We brought our little one and she was completely mesmerised by the fishes, colours and atmosphere. I've never seen someone so delighted or intrigued by all the sites. It was truly a beautiful moment in our lives that we will cherish forever.

Sarah Khokhar - 4 days ago

4 Star Rating Prettt decent aquarium. The jelly fish are the biggest draw for most and are pretty spectacular to look at. Our favourite activity was the pool at the end where you could touch the stingrays. I would eat before or after your visit. The cafe is small and has very little selection. It is not by any means high quality and for the price you are better off picking up a sandwich from subway.

Julie Johnston - 9 days ago

5 Star Rating 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 - 20 days ago

5 Star Rating This place is awesome. You can always find admission deals, and if not, the times tickets are the best to get. Best time to go is just after lunch when the kids in school trips have left. There's so much variety of sea life to view. The displays are excellent and the staff is knowledgeable.

Francis Roque - 1 month ago

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