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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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  • Went to Ripleys Aquarium in Toronto in the Spring on an evening that they had Jazz Night. They had a large number of species and the shark tunnel was amazing! The girls loved touching the stingrays an...  more »
  • Add the Sharks at night to the jazz band and bar and it's the perfect evening out. Sip your drinks and chat as the conveyer belt takes you around the aquarium and the sharks swim by overhead. Outstand...  more »
  • Got this as a part of the City Pass, would recommend this for the kids. Was still fun though, I guess. Closes late so you could make this your last stop (11pm) 
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  • One of the best aquariums in Toronto. A very nice tourist spot. If you have family visiting from another city, you must take them here. Make sure you stay for the diving show at Ray Bay. The food is a little expensive in there. Make sure you eat well before you go. The entire visit takes about 2 to 3 hours. The jelly fish is also very relaxing and peaceful place to go to.
  • The aquarium itself is pretty good, plenty of variety and each tank is so wonderful with lots of information. I didn't have children with me but I can see its super fun for kids with all of the interactive things. The best part is the dangerous lagoon, the sharks are magnificent and the tunnel is quite big - even better it has a belt so you can slowly see everything by standing on it and letting it take you round. I'd say it was worth a visit!
  • An awe-inspiring experience for sure. Each tank is unique and beautiful. You could spend a solid two hours here, or even longer if you have the endurance. Very suitable for families. The exhibits are well designed, but there is room for improvement. The place and tanks are kept in near perfect condition. It is a bit expensive, especially for large families, but it is worth it to go at least once.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this place. A nice variety of species and some that I had not seen in an aquarium before. Perhaps not the biggest of aquariums but certainly enough to pass a few hours with the family. There are a few touch tanks that my kids (early - mid teens) enjoyed. I found it busy but not so much as to be uncomfortable or to prevent me getting a few decent photos. Being right next to the CN Tower we did them together in the same afternoon, as part of the City Pass. We are really glad we went and will probably go again sometime.
  • I really thought it was going to be a quick 30 min stroll through because it's not the biggest aquarium but Ripley's proved me wrong. There are many interactive elements and each display is very well done. The shark tunnel is AWESOME and then when you think you've hit the crux you get to an amazingly beautiful jellyfish exhibit. There are many opportunities for photos and even a place to touch one of the sea creatures (i think it was a horseshoe crab). They also have timed dive shows but since we got shark after dark tickets we missed them all. Budget 1.5-3 hours for this attraction depending on your party type/size.