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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justlimin2
Bristol, UK
"Awesome exhibits"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 15, 2019 NEW
Went at 11.00 on a Thursday which was not the best time to choose as full of school trips that were running riot! Other than that the exhibits were amazing, the aquarium was the best we have ever seen and the tropical fish were sooo pretty ! Really enjoyed
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Bonster24
Toronto, Canada
"Expensive but good"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 14, 2019 NEW
We went for my baby's 1st birthday. It is free for kids under 2. We had presto card ( public transit prepaid card) so we got a discount and paid around $70. Look for discounts as there are few that will work for you. If not It is expensive but worth it. Since my child is not walking we spent less than 2 hours. I imagine toddlers and older children spending much more time there since its very kid friendly. They so do events like shark after dark and yoga. We went during the day during the weekday so it wasn't crazy busy but fairly so. So I would avoid weekends if possible. It is fun, relaxing, some what calm ( lots of children around) and educational. Parking can be very expensive and bit of a hassel so if possible take the public transit. It is a tourist trap but one that is worth going to. Our family really enjoyed watching the sting rays especially.
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mirab259
Hawalli, Kuwait
"Magical visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 13, 2019 NEW
I enjoyed it a lot. The aquarium is a very informative and beautiful display of wildlife. My favorites were the sharks and Jellyfish.
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MrFun19
Toronto, Canada
"Always a great time"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 13, 2019 NEW
Love Ripley's! Great visit. Even had a impromptu show with a dad trying to chase his son around. Quite entertaining!
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jrneilt
"We had a wonderful time!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2019 NEW
Lots of marine animals to see. I wish the place could have been a lot bigger, but we truly enjoyed our time at Ripley's Aquarium.
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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.