Ripley's Aquarium of Canada Tours
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In downtown Toronto, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada houses approximately 16,000 water-bound species from across the world. The displays are arranged by region, and visitors can explore the tropical Rainbow Reef, check out the Dangerous Lagoon shark tank, and learn more about the marine life found in the waters around Canada.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada houses both marine and freshwater species. It’s organized into nine galleries, each focused on a different type of marine habitat. The walk-through shark tank is one of the most popular, along with the jellyfish gallery where visitors can see the alien-like creatures in all their glory. For a close encounter, head to the Discovery Center, where you can interact with horseshoe crabs and board the research submarine for views of the shark tank.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Ripley’s aquarium is ideal for families with children.
- Save time by booking skip-the-line tickets in advance. Note that admission is reduced after 7pm.
- There are a café and souvenir shop on-site.
- The aquarium is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
How to Get There
The aquarium is located at 288 Bremner Boulevard, close to the CN Tower and Rogers Centre in downtown Toronto. It’s walking distance from many major downtown locations, and there is paid parking nearby. The closest subway stations are Union and St. Andrews; the nearest streetcar stop is John Street.
When to Get There
The aquarium is open 9am to 11pm, with occasional early closures (check online for the current schedule), 365 days a year. The aquarium is busiest early- to mid-afternoon, so plan your visit outside of these times for a quieter experience.
Visit the CN Tower
When the CN Tower was built in 1976, it was the tallest freestanding structure in the world. Although other buildings have dwarfed it since, a trip to the top is a classic Toronto activity and offers panoramic views of the city and Lake Ontario. Ride to the top in a glass-fronted elevator and test your nerve by walking over the clear glass floor with all of Toronto beneath you.
Address: 288 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3L9, Canada
5 Tours and Activities to Experience Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
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Explore Toronto’s history, culture and top attractions like a VIP during this 2.5-hour private sightseeing tour by luxury sedan or SUV. Sit back and relax in your high-end ride as you visit top Toronto sights including the CN Tower, one of its six Chinatowns, the Harbourfront, the Hockey Hall of Fame and historic Fort York, plus much more. As you travel, enjoy fun Toronto commentary and trivia from your guide, along with tips on where to eat, drink and hang out during your stay. Please note: Tour is priced per group. Choose between a luxury car that seats up to 3 people or a luxury SUV that seats up to 6 people.
Private Sightseeing Tours
This walk will take you along the two busiest streets of Toronto: Front Street and Yonge Street. This tour will be Toronto tourism on speed: we're walking past most of the biggest attractions and landmarks in an hour. Join me while we walk past the Skydome, the CN Tower, the Hockey Hall of Fame, and maybe catch a festival in Yonge and Dundas Square. Mid afternoon to the evening is the best time to take this tour. Ideally, take the walk during the Spring and Summer when baseball season is in full swing. Places to stop along the way include Steam Whistle Brewing, Yonge and Dundas Square, Nathan Phillips Square, and any Tim Horton's if you're hungry. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
Thank you for allowing me to share my city with you! I have a degree in Travel & Hospitality management and have been working in the industry for 13 years now. I know Toronto inside and out and can tailor a custom tour fitting each individual traveller's needs. I specialize in walking tours of Toronto but driving tours of Mississauga, Oakville and YYZ/Toronto Airport stopovers are also available.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What's the best way to experience Ripley's Aquarium of Canada?
The best ways to experience Ripley's Aquarium of Canada are:
- Old Toronto Tourist Scavenger Hunt
- Private Arrival Transfer from Toronto Pearson Airport YYZ
- Private Toronto Guided City Tour
- Toronto Greatest Hits: See the city's top attractions on this walking audio tour
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