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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mahamouteirek
Beirut, Lebanon
"Afternoon at the aquarium "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 30, 2020 NEW
Very nice place to go for an indoor activity during the winter in Toronto. It is located next to the CN tower and there's a combo ticket with a discount to both sites.
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huongdoan0412
Sydney, Canada
"Great experience. Very engaging activities"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 27, 2020 NEW
With a special interest in fishes and marine life in general, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada was one of the first places I decided to visit when I came to Toronto. As introduced earlier by one of the staffs, the underwater tunnel is truly amazing. I took a lot of great photos there. Besides, I especially like the jellyfish show, it was outstanding with very creative lighting. In addition, there are many interesting activities you can participate in to interact with marine creatures. It will take you more or less 2 hours depends on the number of activities you want to engage in. This is a great experience for all ages and I recommend this place for you and your family. Lastly, little advices, pack light and if you are here with your children, keep an eye on them. The underwater tunnel is very dark and usually crowded. I have seen many people rushing looking for their children in the tunnel after taking pictures of the marine creatures. If you don't have additional people to look after them, make sure the kids stick around you throughout the journey.
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EdHarari
Toronto, Canada
"An experience like no other"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2020 NEW
I visit Ripleys multiple times a year as it serves not only as an enjoyable escape to the mondane routine but if you have kids it really serves as an educational and entertining adventure.
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peperetta
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
"familly visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed March 16, 2020 NEW
The attraction for children is too noisy , the corridor of sharks is good, but too many smelling of oil before going inside the corrido .
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EPSsojourner
Toronto, Canada
"Sharks and Stingrays. Jellyfish and Pipes."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 16, 2020 NEW
This is my third visit to marvel at the wonder of sea creatures of the deep cruising above, beside, and around me. At the beginning the Aquarium is like a museum - tanks of water with fish, labels explaining what they are and why important. Then the world changes! I’m standing still on a moving sidewalk, head thrown back, a white sawtooth shark sits on top of me. Oh my! A stingray swoops by. Turtles poke their head out. I’m transported to the deep as is every child around me. And they, being children, slip into the tube to “swim” with the rays, laughing and pointing with glee. Then it’s over. But no! Turn a corner and a wall of deep pink water greets. Giant jelly fish fall from the ceiling, gently floating to the bottom of the tank. Turn around to see the teeny tiny seahorses. Come over here! Look at those wee little jelly fish. Look! Pipes! Budding engineers will love these. A rainbow of colour on pipes higher than me. Each colour carrying fresh water to a tank. I stand mesmerized as I sort out the shark pipe from the jellyfish pipe. Take the kids. Take the Grandparents. Take yourself. It’s worth every penny.
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Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is located at 288 Bremner BlvdToronto, ON M5V 3L9
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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.