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 VisitFee: From: $37.29 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.
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 – 7:00 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
PROS - Very interesting, lots of different style of fish/aquatic critters - Great Atmosphere - Excellent fun for children CONS - Not as much variety as you would expect - Price. This is pretty much the biggest negative. $35 PER adult is not worth it considering the amount of time you actually spend in the aquarium. Would pay 19$ per adult. All in all, it's an okay visit once, but do not expect to be 'wowed' or spend more than an hour in this exhibit.
Jon S - 1 day ago
This was one of the greatest attractions in downtown Toronto. We had so much fun looking at all the beautiful exhibits. We spent 5 hours taking in all the beauty here. Don't rush thru or you will miss all kinds of wonderful fish. The tunnel with the sharks fish and turtle is just amazing. Well worth the money.
A Hutchins - 8 days ago
I wanted to give 3.5 because of the price point but then I thought it's located in core downtown so right be justified. I loved the aquarium and the variety of fishes here... Liked the concept where you don't have to walk and just keep looking at the different fishes around you. And it like tunnel in the sea and you have sea creatures all around you. Loved the feeling.
Amit Soni - 21 days ago
I just love it here! It feels like i am deep underwater at times! The number of species at the aquarium is outstanding! I gotta say that it is also a great place for a romantic date;) ! It is so much fun and you get to learn so many new things with the facts as well! If you love aquariums then you must go here!
Mahira Winter - 27 days ago