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Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Toronto

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Immerse yourself in a world of underwater adventure at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. Colorful marine creatures swim around you, contained only by a layer of glass, as you wander through the aquarium. Get within inches of razor-toothed swimmers in the shark tank, or treat yourself to a hands-on experience at the ray pool. Don't miss the ethereal jellyfish display, where the naturally luminescent creatures light up the water in dazzling colors. Plan to see Ripley's Aquarium of Canada and other attractions that appeal to you using our Toronto vacation route planner.
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  • It is great experience walking thru the Acquarium. Lots of variety, activities for kids, great displays.  more »
  • All of my Canadian colleagues said we must go to the aquarium and they were right. Loved the giant tubes with fish swimming all around us. Is in a central location near the CN tower and baseball stadi...  more »
  • Nice place to spend with the kids! Also they host Friday jazz parties for adults! Our favourite was cuddling sting rays and touching sharks. Absolute fun!  more »
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  • Great Aquarium with fantastic exhibits that have large illuminated signs to help the visitor know a little more about each exhibit. A lot of the exhibits also have interactive components that make it fun for young and old alike to gain more knowledge. The Dangerous Lagoon is unlike anything I have ever seen before. You move along a slow moving sidewalk in a tunnel so you always have a fantastic view. You see sharks, stingrays and many different species of fish from every angle and it is simply an undeniably amazing experience. If there was one downside at all it would be that it was very crowded. I went during the afternoon in the middle of the week thinking the crowds would be less given it was a school day but I was mistaken. While I understand it is a popular tourist attraction, so many people in a relatively small space can be tough to navigate. That said, it shouldn't deter people from visiting, just be prepared to pack your patience.
  • This is the coolest animal related place I have ever visited. The kids loved it, us adults were kids once again. This place is very well made, fun and interactive for the kids. They have a large variety of species and very impressive ones. You can also touch some of the animals. The place looks amazing, well though of and everything looked clean. This is a place you cannot afford to miss if you are an animal lover.
  • So much fun and educational! The whole tour took us 4hrs with a quick lunch break midway. The tour ends in the gift shop so get ready to buy a souvenir if you have kids! My kids each got stuffies and we found the pricing on them pretty reasonable (13$ for a 14" shark and 8$ for a 12" mermaid). The entry fee was a bit steep up front but after the tour we found it well priced for all the activities to be found inside. Parking is difficult to find but doable.
  • The underwater tunnel is breathtaking; you get a new appreciation for the sharks being able to see them so up close. My only complaint was that it was over too quick! But maybe that was because I was by myself and was one of the first people through so I never had anything to slow me down. All in all a great way to spend an hour or two when you're downtown.
  • Great place for kids! Educational and well designed. I've visited a number of aquariums around the world. Ripley's is cleverly designed, but the tanks aren't overly large, and there isn't much diversity of sea life outside north America. The archway and moving platform tank are the highlight. Good jellyfish displays.

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