Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
4.5
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Explore the Waters of the World at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto at the base of the CN Tower, the aquarium is Toronto's must-see attraction for tourists and locals of all ages. Immerse yourself in a world of 20,000 aquatic animals and discover your own underwater adventure. The Aquarium features North America’s longest underwater viewing tunnel with more than 5.7 million litres of water and over 100 interactive opportunities. Get up close and personal with several touch exhibits featuring horseshoe crabs, sharks, scarlet cleaner shrimp, and stingrays as well as daily dive shows every 2 hours. 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.
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Kay G
Llandudno, UK142 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Solo
Good location and a lovely aquarium to walk around even as an adult.
Lovely idea of a moving walk way through some great areas, it really makes you slow down and appreciate the sealife.
It had been extemley busy with school trips though which makes it less enjoyable sadly.
Written March 31, 2023
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Roary
Vancouver, Canada2,947 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Family
My family has visited a lot of aquariums. Although far from being top tier, it is still a good one. I think the underwater tunnel with moving walkway is quite special. Great way to keep people moving but still enjoying the entire experience. Also have to say that I've been to a lot ray habitats that allow gentle touching, but this is the first one I've seen where some many of them were bobbing in the water wanting to be petted. My kids thought that was really neat.

I suppose the aquarium can be quite expensive compared to other attractions, but compared to other aquariums in Canada and the USA, I thought pricing was reasonable. Aquatic animals are not cheap to take care of, so one can't expect it to be cheap.
Written March 30, 2023
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LauraN1130
Rosenheim, Germany139 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Couples
Pretty similar to other aquariums around the world, but it’s a nice activity while bad weather or so. As we had rain, we decided to visit this place.
Written March 27, 2023
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Lyn N
5 contributions
Mar. 2023
Terrific place. Very interesting and loved the tunnel. Spectacular! Well worth the visit. I wasn’t going to go but was advised to and I’m glad I did.
Written March 26, 2023
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Ray the cool
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Jan. 2023
It was a good place but a lot of money for 4 people. The gift shop was very expensive. But it was mostly worth the visit. Some of the species at the aquarium were cool, but some were average. But mostly worth it.
Written March 17, 2023
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Cris G
7 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Family
The aquarium was a good experience overall, however it was very expensive for a family of 3 (2 adults and 1 child). Some of the species have very small tanks and it’s sad to watch them just go round and round in circles. Food and drinks were very expensive so prepare to spend if you want to eat and drink there. Shops are nice but there again overpriced items.
Written March 10, 2023
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Bryon P
Toronto, Canada146 contributions
Feb. 2023
This was a great experience. We are both retired. We spent over 2 and a half hours looking at the displays. This is a great place for children and families. We will take our grand children the next time.. We saw the glass being cleaned inside and out, as well as a diver in the shark tank. The hands on area with the RAYS is a great finishing point.
Written March 9, 2023
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Jeffrey G
Drummondville, Canada16 contributions
Feb. 2023 • Family
Very nice. I’m a shark researcher and I used to work at another aquarium. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is fabulous… well worth the visit, especially on a slow day (if that ever happens). Will return.
Written February 26, 2023
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Thrynsen
1 contribution
Feb. 2023
Be aware, given the chance, they will oversell tickets and it will be a very unpleasant experience. If you have small children, your entire time will be spent trying not to lose them in the crowds. The ventilation was obviously not keeping up with the number of people present making it hot and muggy. Lots of lineups. Would probably be best to go late at night to avoid the crowds.
Written February 24, 2023
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Wintfp11
Collingwood, Canada48 contributions
Feb. 2023
Love visiting here! Lots to see, do and learn! Our favourite is watching for the sea turtles in Dangerous Lagoon.
Written February 21, 2023
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