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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joyhG5062UK
"Good for Dates and Family"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 25, 2020 NEW
As much as I love sealife I have to say it good for family days out, summer or march break trips school trips and dates with your SO other than that there wasn't much. You do feel nostalgic going there.
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devvsf
Toronto, Canada
"Could be fun if you’re into exploiting wildlife for profit"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed May 05, 2020
First of all, being a Canadian I am ashamed this exists in our province’s capital.. The entrance fee ~$40 is a stark reminder of the enormous profit the Ripley’s conglomerate is making for themselves. The aquarium is in no way geared towards conservation or wildlife protection and operates on a strict exploit for profit basis. They claim they breed the fish there while in actuality only around 5% are successful while the remaining 95% are captured from their native coral reef or habitats. Out of the fish they capture, only a small few actually survive due to the shock/trauma and abrupt changes to their environment. You stand on a conveyor belt like an Amazon product waiting to be boxed. It takes you through a swimming pool the size of Oprah’s bathtub all the while you stare at melancholic sharks hopelessly swimming in circles. Everything is overpriced, everything is geared to maximum margins, and out of it - only pennies are given back to conservation. Great example you’re giving Ripley’s. If you keep taking and taking from our fragile environment without giving back you won’t have anything innocent left to exploit!
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LouTessin
Massachusetts
"Just another Aquarium"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 01, 2020
We got a Toronto City Pass and the aquarium was one of the sites we could chose from. It was nice, however if it was not part of our city pass we would not have purchased tickets. It was similar to every other aquarium we have visited. My children did enjoy the moving sidewalk through the large tunnel tank.
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Jennifer B
Toronto, Canada
"Interesting!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 26, 2020
Great tourist attraction. Must see if visiting Toronto. Been a handful of times. See something new each time.
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katietessin
Plymouth, Massachusetts
"Cool but Nothing Special"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 25, 2020
I have been to many, many aquariums and this one did not stand out. If you get a package ticket, then I would come but otherwise I wouldn’t. It is something that young kids would like.
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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.