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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Jtravels78
Edmonton, Canada
"It’s like swimming in the ocean!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2019 NEW
If you’re into seeing ocean creatures, sharks, different species of fish, this place is for you! They have a collection of many sea creatures, jelly fish, stingrays, sharks, etc which you can actually picture yourself swimming with, below and above them. Definitely a must see place. Pair it with a CN tower ticket and you get a really good deal. Although if you’re wanting to soak up more of Toronto, I’d recommend getting their city pass.
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Jessie M
"Great experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2019 NEW
It is a fantastic place to visit with or without children. The sheer scale of their aquarium is something to marvel at alone. So many species to see and learn about. I particularly enjoyed the choice of music they chose for each exhibit. It really enhanced the emotion and wonder while observing these incredible creatures. The only thing I would have liked would be more freshwater species. Also I would suggest interactive displays to scroll through with more info on each species. That way you can go at your own pace or locate exactly which fish you are searching for. Seeing a fish and waiting for it to pop up on the screens was good but for a nerd like me I wanted to absorb more info. Programs would work too but as the aquarium focuses on being environmentally friendly it would be a waste of paper. This by no means takes away from a 5 star experience, just something I would have personally enjoyed.
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Numerotwoo
Langwith, United Kingdom
"Incredible!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2019 NEW
Amazing mix of sea creatures. Was especially impressed with the Jellyfish exhibit, but the rays and sharks were fantastic to see so close up.
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rbeaven
Windsor, Canada
"Took the grand children and they loved it."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 17, 2019 NEW
The people who work there were really nice,and they were very helpfully.They showed the kids were all the toys were and how to get into the boat
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Mikayla_Gigi
New York City, New York
"Solid Aquarium"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 17, 2019 NEW
Great way to spend a rainy day in Toronto! It was surprisingly not too crowded, and had a lot to see. Big fan of the moving walkway in the predators area, awesome experience! Also think they do a great job educating kids in conservation while making it fun!
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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.