Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

288 Bremner Boulevard Toronto, ON M5V 3L9

Website

647 351 3474

365 days a year, 09:00 AM - 11:00 PM




Dangerous Lagoon, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

Dangerous Lagoon, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

About Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Toronto, Ontario




Opened on October 16, 2013, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is the newest attraction in the heart of downtown Toronto, next to the CN Tower. At Canada’s largest indoor aquarium, spread over 12,500 sq m (135,000 sq.ft), guests will be able to explore the 16,000 marine animals from the waters of the world.  Ripley’s Aquarium holds 5.7 million litres of water and has 97 Life Support System pumps.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is expected to draw over 2 million visitors per year.

What to do at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada?

Attractions & Things to do at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Canada’s largest indoor aquarium features one of the world’s most extensive jelly fish exhibits, 65+ year old giant lobsters, sting ray and bamboo shark touch pools and daily live dive shows.

From the heart-pounding experience of Dangerous Lagoon, a football-field length acrylic viewing tunnel with moving glide-path sidewalk through sharks, green sea turtles, sawfish and moray eels; to the hypnotic dance of Pacific sea nettle jelly fish which are illuminated in an array of breathtaking colours from within the world’s largest kreisel tank at Planet Jellies, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada will captivate Torontonians as well as guests from around the world.

Notable exhibits include :




    • Waters of the World: Unique  double  exhibit  with  a  tropical  saltwater  tank  inside  a  freshwater tank.
    • Canadian Waters Gallery:  A  17  tank  gallery  displaying  aquatic  animals from  “Canada’s  own  backyard”
    • Rainbow Reef :  A  tropical  reef  with 60 varieties of species.
    • Dangerous Lagoon:  Features  the  largest  tank  in  the  aquarium;  a  2.9  million  litre  tank.  Underwater  tunnel  is  96  linear  metres  (315ft)  long  with  unique  moving  side walk.
    • Shark Reef: Features  a variety of sharks and a crawl-through tunnel for viewing.
    • Mother  Nature’s  Art  Gallery : Nature’s  most  unique  aquatic  life  from  all  over  the    world.
    • Perfect Predators:   Exhibit  that  showcases  sharks  through  interactive displays  and  by  featuring  unique  shark
    • Ray Bay: Features a  large  viewing  area and  a  large  touch  pool.
    • Planet Jellies: Unique  gallery  dedicated  to  jellyfish;  featuring  the  world’s  largest  kreisel  tank.

You can also go for

1. A behind the scenes  look  at  the  aquarium’s  life  support  systems  for  Dangerous  Lagoon  and  Ray Bay.

2. In-water experience in Ray Bay with Cownose and Southern Stingrays during Stringray Experience Program.

3. Enjoy Friday Night Jazz every second Friday of each month.

The aquarium is also available for birthday party bookings and social and corporate events.

The aquarium also holds family sleepovers, group sleep overs and summer camps.

Who will enjoy the attraction the best?

With over 100  interactive  displays and 6  play  zones  for  children  including  Ripley’s  explorer  research submarine, Ripley’s Aquarium is sure to enchant everybody.

Stingray Experience: 6+ with adult supervision.

When to visit Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada?

Clown Fish, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Clown Fish, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada Hours / Times

Open daily, 365 days a year from 09:00 AM – 11:00 PM.

Friday Night Jazz : Second Friday of every month from 07:00 PM – 11:00. Included in the cost of admission.

Watch the Sting Rays being fed by Santa Claus

December 1 – 18: 3:15 PM
December 19 – 24: 11:15 AM, 1:15 PM, 3:15 PM, 5:15 PM and 7:15 PM.

Please check the daily operating calendar for early closures.
Peak times are weekends and holidays.

Best time to visit 
A weekday visit is highly recommended (especially at 9 am or after 4 pm). It is best to book online as tickets usually get sold out on busy summer months.

Time required to visit:

2 – 2.5 hrs to a half a day, depending on interest.

How much will it cost to visit Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada?

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada Admission / Tickets / Rates

Prices start from $29.98 for Adults, $19.98 for Youths and Seniors, and $9.98 for Children (Ages 3-5).

Jewel Gallery, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Jewel Gallery, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

You have an option of Time tickets (stay as long as you wish), which gets you in without waiting in line. Timed Tickets also offer reduced admission price (~ $3.00 less).

Children ages 2 and under receive complimentary admission when accompanied by an adult.

Sting Ray Experience: ~$150 per adult / $140 per child. + tax. – Should be booked in advance.

Annual passes are also available.

Types of payment accepted – Mastercard, Visa, Amex, Cash, Interac, US Dollar

How to get tickets?

Online / In person at Guest Services

Coupons & Discounts

Promo – Guests who visit after 7:00 PM will save $5.00

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How to get to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada?

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada Location & Directions

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, next to the Rogers Centre and CN Tower at 288 Bremner Boulevard.

For detailed directions: See the map tab.

Parking: No parking onsite although Rogers Centre and Metro Convention Centre situated next to the Aquarium have paid parking.

For trip planning using public transit – see here

What about amenities & accessibility at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada?

Pacific Octopus, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Pacific Octopus, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Accessibilty

• Wheel chair accessible

• Access 2 Entertainment member

• Service animals allowed

    • Wheel chair rentals available.

• Wash rooms/ family friendly

  • Stroller Rentals available

• Ripley’s Café – Enjoy a quick bite to eat at Ripley’s® Café! Featuring a menu of quick and delicious food the entire family is sure to enjoy. Ripley’s® Café is located in the Discovery Centre on the lower level.

• Ripley’s Gift Shop

Hotels/ Accommodation 

o Eaton Chelsea – 33 Gerrard St W
o Intercontinental – 225 Front St W
o Royal York – 100 Front St W
o Renaissance – 1 Blue Jays Way

For other FAQ’s – See here .

 

Valentine's Day  - Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Valentine's Day - Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

288 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto

Date: February 14, 2016 To February 15, 2016

Timing: 12:00 AM To 11:59 PM

Posted in Aquarium, Flora & Fauna and Things to do

4 Tips for your trip!

  1. Nathan

    Thanks todocanada! This is really a great guide.
    The aquarium is a great visit. Having said that, it was VERY crowded, during my visit around 3 PM. Booking tickets is a MUST! There are quite big sharks and lots of special effects.
    I will visit again once the summer season is over (less people).

    August 10, 2014 at 9:19 AM
  2. Sonia

    It’s very amazing aquarium and I want to add that it also has those amazing creatures called seahorses. Seahorses and jellyfishes are a great attraction for visitors to Ripley’s aquarium.

    October 10, 2014 at 3:16 AM
  3. Mehta

    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
    Booking tickets is a must! We went with timed tickets.There was a crowd outside waiting to buy tickets. The aquarium was extremly crowded.But, there is a walkway + moving pathway along the Dangerous lagoon. So even if it was crowded, once you are on the moving walkway, you have your own private space to enjoy it on your leisure. This was the best part in my opinion. The attractions are good too. But you need to wait due to crowds. There are lots of attractions for children including crawling underneath the aquarium and looking up through bubble windows and so on. It was an enjoyable visit.

    February 14, 2015 at 9:06 AM
  4. Kerwin Maude

    Top notch place to see nature’s underwater kingdom to view deadly creatures, exotic sealife, and colorful species. This is what is missing in western Canada, as we rely too much on our pristine outdoor wilderness and need a good quality aquarium, and others to attract tourists.

    May 24, 2016 at 9:09 AM

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