Ripley's Aquarium of Canada in Toronto, ON

288 Bremner BlvdToronto, ON M5V 3L9
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Overview

Located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, this iconic aquarium is a 135,000-square-foot interactive attraction that’s home to more than 16,000 aquatic animals. Guests can explore the venue 365 days a year to find an acrylic viewing tunnel the size of a football field, featuring a variety of sharks, green sea turtles, sawfish, moray eels, Pacific sea nettle jelly fish, and many others.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Toronto Travel Experts
  • Parking is not available onsite. Nearby parking is offered.
  • Allow approximately 2-2.5 hours to explore the entire aquarium.
  • Watch the daily live dive shows and discover the numerous galleries.
  • Coat check and cubbies are available for purchase for storing personal items.
  • Peak hours are weekends and holidays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on weekdays.

Description

from Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
Ripley's Aquarium is Canada's largest indoor aquarium - Immerse yourself in a world of 20,000 aquatic animals and discover your own underwater adventure in the heart of downtown Toronto. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada features North America’s longest underwater viewing tunnel with more than 5.7 million liters of water and over 100 interactive opportunities. Get up close and personal with several touch exhibits and soak in a live dive show daily. This awe-inspiring attraction consists of nine carefully curated galleries showcasing a cross-section of saltwater and freshwater environments from around the world – starting with species from Toronto’s backyard, the Great Lakes basin. Ripley's Aquarium offers 8 additional Galleries to explore, such as:

Rainbow Reef: Be swept away to an inviting oasis at Rainbow Reef! An explosion of color mesmerizes in this vibrant collection of tropical fish.

Dangerous Lagoon: An exhilarating experience you will never forget! Begin in an underwater tunnel weaving through the gallery to see the home of many different species of sharks.

Discovery Centre: Pop into the underwater viewing bubbles to get a closer look at our Pufferfish and Clownfish and be sure to touch a "living fossil in the Horseshoe Crab touch pool. While in the Discovery Centre - enjoy a quick bite to eat at Ripley's Cafe.

Ray Bay: Watch with wonder as the graceful stingrays glide through the water in Ray Bay. Experience a live dive show which will give you a glimpse into their world.

Planet Jellies: With eight different tanks featuring jellies surrounding you on all side, this transfixing gallery will mesmerize and delight with its color-changing displays.

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shibanisomani
"A must see in Toronto"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2019 NEW
I took my sister and her kid to the aquarium and we enjoyed it as much as my niece. We literally became kids watching all the colourful fishes and were fascinated by the sheer variety and the number of fishes. The display of the jellyfish was the highlight was us. They were mesmerizing. A must not miss for that one for sure. We also loved the tunnel experience where the fishes swam overhead. Also the kids enjoyed touching the stingray
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kristineCot
Canal Fulton, Ohio
"A beautiful aquarium!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2019 NEW
This was really fun to go through. A note of caution however: Friday night was SUPER-PACKED!! They had bars set up, servers and a live band! This was around 7:30 p.m. There was hardly any room to move and we really couldn't turn around and go back to see something we missed, just way too many people. But we still enjoyed seeing the sea life in this huge aquarium. If you want to do this at a more leisurely pace with less people around I would call and ask on what days that might be possible.
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AJD D
Durban, South Africa
"Great Aquarium"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 16, 2019 NEW
We went on a weekday morning, and that was a great time to go as there was not allot of people there then. We had an outstanding time, this is one of the best aquariums that we have ever been to anywhere. There were some really cool interactive experiences, touching the small rays was really good, as well as being able to feel the different ocean water temperatures. The staff we encountered were all really friendly. All of the fish species that thy have there are really interesting and there is allot of information on all of them. They also have a really nice gift shop, with allot of unusual things that are not badly priced. A real must do.
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Nigel T
Sheffield, United Kingdom
"Great experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 16, 2019 NEW
Not usually our type of thing but we thoroughly enjoyed it. The moving walkway that takes you through the tunnel under the fish was excellent. It was incredibly busy on the day we went which distracted from the enjoyment a bit but would still recommend.
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drmilktruck
Plymouth, Minnesota
"Great Museum, Just Don't Visit on a Weekend"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 16, 2019 NEW
Very interesting museum to visit but avoid weekend afternoons as it's very crowded. Lots of things for kids to do.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

What are your hours of operation?
We are open 365 days a year, 7 days a week! We close most evenings at 11:00 pm, but due to private functions we occasionally close earlier. Please check our daily Hours of Operation when planning your trip.

Do you offer parking?
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is easily accessible by car, but parking can be limited at times. While we do not offer parking onsite, there is ample parking nearby.

How long does it take to get through the aquarium?
The experience takes approximately 2 to 2.5 hours. However, this time can vary person to person.

Is there coat check or cubbies to store my personal items?
Yes, we offer coat check and cubbies.
• Coat (one per hanger) – $2.00
• Cubby (for bags) – $3.00
• Large Items/Luggage – $4.00

Do you offer wheelchairs?
Yes, we have wheelchairs free of cost. You will need to leave a piece of ID at Guest Services. Please note these wheelchairs are subject to availability.

Are outside food and beverages permitted in the aquarium?
Outside food and beverages are not permitted onsite.

If I am taking the Public Transit, what stop do I get off?
Union Station is the closest stop to us. From there you would need to go to Concourse Hall and towards the Skywalk. Once you reach the end of the Skywalk make a left outside (just for a brief moment) and into our building.

Do you have any special shows?
We have an interactive dive show every two hours. Guests will learn more about the exhibit as well as the different species of the tank from an educator and diver communicating via microphone.

Are there any in-and-out privileges?
We do not allow in-and-out privileges.

Do you have food and drinks available?
Yes, we offer a variety of hot and cold foods at our Ripley’s Café as well as several food kiosks located around the facility. Grab a salad or a slice of pizza – there is something for everyone!

Can we bring pets to the aquarium?
No, only service animals are permitted.

Can I take photos?
Yes, as long as all photos/videos are not for commercial use. Only hand held cameras are allowed onsite.