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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Carolina s
Toronto, Canada
"Renewing my energies"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 21, 2019 NEW
I am sure that one of the best aquariums in the world is, this one, has a great variety of marine species, apart from the representation of the marine ecosystem that can be observed, one leaves charged with energy when observing the fishes, I think it is a good place to recharge itself of good vibes, of separates of the environmental contamination, and it allows you by means of the varieties of options that there is, to pass a pleasant time next to the family ..
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MarkPendlebury
Newmarket, Canada
"No Customer Service"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed March 21, 2019 NEW
My son spent $200.00 plus dollars for his mothers birthday in September, we planned on going in the spring when the weather was better. The tickets expired, I called and spoke with Matthew Huddleston who told me there is nothing we can do for you!! They have my sons money and can't help and don't care!
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jackyboy12
"Loved this placeb"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 21, 2019 NEW
Absolutely loved this aquarium! Ripley's did an excellent job with everything, such friendly and informative staff!
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Terry H
Toronto, Canada
"Wow! What a view"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 21, 2019 NEW
Kids have gone multiple times with school trips etc and have loved it. I visited as part of a business event where they had rented out the whole place. Just fantastic place for such an event. Not your usual square, beige rooms and brown chairs but fantastic entrance way, great seating and entertainment areas and always something to see and talk about as you wander through the facility. Good mix of wide open meeting/group spaces and tucked away corners and seating areas for casual conversation and views.
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lajoules
Toronto, Canada
"Just love it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 21, 2019 NEW
Loved the aquarium! i want to go at least once a month. My favorite part is the shark tunnel. Look for special events as jazz nights or sleep over with the sharks.
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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.