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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ONTARIO
"Busy and a bit expensive for what you get."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 22, 2018 NEW
Parking was easy to find but expensive. My kids all under 5 like the aquarium. They had some nice exhibits. One where you can actually touch the sting rays etc. It is a little expensive. I found the aquarium on the small side. Probably wouldn't go again. Shed aquarium in Chicago was much larger.
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Tobias R
London, United Kingdom
"Beautiful Aquarium"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 22, 2018 NEW
This aquarium is definitely nicely done. The highlight is the "tube" where you go through the aquarium with all the sharks and big fish inside. All aquariums look very clean and there is a lot of interactivity around this course so you and your kids especially can learn a lot about these animals/fishes and their habitat. Absolutely worth a visit.
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Meredith C
"Aquarium After Dark"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2018 NEW
Fish, jazz and drinks in the aquarium without all of the chaos of kids! This is a great Friday night date night! Stay until closing and you will have the place to yourself!
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"Terrible value for money. "
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2018 NEW
If you fancy paying a lot to get herded like cattle past a relatively small number of admittedly beautiful aquariums then this is the place for you. Utterly commercial and soulless.
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Heather S
"Learned a lot at Ripley's "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2018 NEW
Great place for children and elderly. Fully wheelchair accessible and it doesnt take more than 2 hours to see the whole place. I would recommend buying a city pass since it is cheaper and you can skip the line.
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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.