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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MisterThatGuy
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
"Relaxing evening looking at lots & learning a little"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 14, 2018 NEW
Nice place to roam, see the amazing life that lives below the surface of the water. Impressive habitat, though shorter in duration than expected.
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EricL2888
"A day in the Aquarium with babies"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 13, 2018 NEW
It is a not a super huge aquarium, but they have a lot of variety of fishes and a big number of fishes. I like the tunnel under the aquarium with sharks and stingrays swimming above you. They even have a move belt in the tunnel to move people at a constant speed. The stingray show with diver inside the tank is also interesting and informative. I brought annual membership after the visit. That is definitely a major attraction in Toronto.
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cesarr746
Bogota, Colombia
"Tourism "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 13, 2018 NEW
I enjoyed a lot this place, you feel under the ocean thanks to the un water tunnels. Fantastic place for children and family time.
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Doug P
Toronto, Canada
"Highly Immersive"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 13, 2018 NEW
To the point where you want to hold your breath. When it's not busy, this is a great place to marvel at life in the sea. Would give it five stars, but I wish it was less entertainment based and more science based in the descriptions. But it is Riply's and not the Museaum of Natural Science. Visiting alone is nice, so you can really stare at the fish. They stare back!
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Happiness18160269551
"Under the sea"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 13, 2018 NEW
Walking through the tunnel surrounded by the aquarium is the highlight of this place.A great outing for kids and adults.
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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.