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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Yvonne O
Preston, United Kingdom
"Shark do do do do do"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2019 NEW
The ticket price stung a bit we probably should have booked in advance on line. Got there early but not long after the place was full of screaming children which spoiled the relaxing atmosphere lol. Fabulous exhibits throughout. The restaurant is alongside the children’s play area and decor a bit garish I would love to see an adult chill out zone as the exhibits are quite soothing/ relaxing
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purpose u
Richmond Hill, Canada
"Exciting Trip into the Depths"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2019 NEW
Loved this experience, my kids and I enjoyed the various things to do and the exhibits. Although the food court has a lot to be desired
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susansD4130AQ
Syracuse, New York
"Excellent Aquarium!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2019 NEW
This was our second trip to this aquarium and we enjoyed it as much as the first. My favorite part is the moving walkway going through the big tank with fish, sharks, stingrays and a turtle. It is very family and kid friendly so be prepared if you aren’t bring any yourself. We had no problems with this, but we were a group of adults with no children in tow. We had fun watching little ones experiences. Highly recommend going!
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MitchR757
Norfolk, Virginia
"Great time at ripleys"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 22, 2019 NEW
A quick google search showed that the Ripleys Aqaurium was the #1 rated thing to see in Toronto, this is indeed the truth. They had lots of interesting exhibits, the best of them being the underwater tunnel. I highly recommend check8ng the place out if your in Toronto
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Fatima P
"Mrs"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 22, 2019 NEW
Riley’s Museum is an amazing place to visit. I was impressed by the variety of marine under one roof. The vibrant colours of fish are beautiful. You can spend quite a few hours just looking at these wonderful creatures. They do offer senior discount which is nice. I would definitely recommend this place to take your family to.
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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.