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?
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).
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
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?
• 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
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288 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto
Date: February 14, 2016 To February 15, 2016
Timing: 12:00 AM To 11:59 PM