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Immerse yourself among thousands of awe-inspiring aquatic animals and get closer than ever before with interactive, hands-on experiences, unique animal encounters, and exciting events!

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Explore Beneath the Surface

Dive into Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and experience the waters of the world up close and personal like never before!

What's Inside

Explore Beneath the Surface

Dive into Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and experience the waters of the world up close and personal like never before!

Dive into Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and experience the waters of the world up close and personal like never before!

Canadian Waters

Embark on a coast-to-coast journey through freshwater wilds, local fisheries, and kelp forests, meeting more than 80 aquatic species, like sturgeon and the giant Pacific octopus, along the way!

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    Canadian Waters

    Embark on a coast-to-coast journey through freshwater wilds, local fisheries, and kelp forests, meeting more than 80 aquatic species, like sturgeon and the giant Pacific octopus, along the way!

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    Shoreline Gallery

    Make a new friend and reach out to a ray as they glide through the lagoon.

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    Kelp Forest

    Be mesmerized by the hypnotic kelp forest, where almost 420,000 litres of water ebb and flow as a wave maker simulates the surge conditions of British Columbia’s shoreline.

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    Wagon and Stroller Policy

    Wagons are not permitted. As of May 2023, we no longer allow wagons, “stroller-wagons,” or large running strollers inside the aquarium. This policy change was made to make it easier to move through the aquarium, allowing all guests to view the animals and exhibits up close, with more ease.

    For more details, review our FAQ section.

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    Coat Check

    We’ll hang on to your coats and bags. Coat check is located in the Lobby.

    Wheelchairs

    Wheelchairs are available for rent at the Guest Services desk in the Lobby. Rentals are available on a first come, first serve basis and are free of charge. A government ID will be collected from the guest and returned when the wheelchair is returned. Wheelchairs may not be taken off-site.

    How can I access the Preferred Partner portal?

    The Preferred Partners Portal can be accessed here . If you are interested in becoming a Preferred Partner, click here .

    Lost and Found

    Left something behind? Click here to file a report. Lost items are kept for 30 days.

    Re-Entry

    There is no re-entry to the aquarium. Once your ticket has been scanned on the day of your visit, you cannot leave and re-enter. Please visit Guest Services if you need to leave under special circ*mstances.

    Food/Drink

    Our café is open from 10:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. for hot food service. Please note that the café does close earlier on days with early closures. Vending machines are also available for snacks and drinks.

    Annual Passes

    Annual Passes are available for purchase online or at our Guest Services desk.Please note that Anytime or Timed Tickets can be upgraded to an Annual Pass onsite within 24 hours of your visit. Prior to first visit, all annual passes will need to be activated and printed at our Guest Services desk. For more information on the benefits of buying an Annual Pass, please visit our Annual Passes page.

    Wonders You Must Sea to Believe

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    Visit the Cargo Hold to fish for unique finds and keepsakes inspired by our curious creatures!

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    Conserve. Educate. Inspire.

    Our mission is to provide a world-class experience that fosters the conservation and research of our natural world through environmental education and exceptional animal care, inspiring and providing fun for visitors of all ages through immersive learning and unforgettable experiences.

    Ripley’s Aquariums are committed to providing the highest standard of welfare for our animals, from routine veterinary care to numerous research and conservation initiatives on both a local and global level. We aim to foster a culture of sustainability that helps build a legacy of ecological stewardship and inspires the next generation of conservationists.

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    Three Unique Locations.

    One Common Goal.

    Our mission is to provide a world-class experience that fosters the conservation and research of our natural world through environmental education and exceptional animal care, inspiring and providing fun for visitors of all ages through immersive learning and unforgettable experiences.

    Conserve and Protect

    Ripley’s Aquariums are committed to providing the highest standard of welfare for our animals, from routine veterinary care to numerous research and conservation initiatives on both a local and global level. We aim to foster a culture of sustainability that helps build a legacy of ecological stewardship and inspires the next generation of conservationists.

    Saving Seabirds

    Ripley’s Aquariums is a proud supporter of the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), a nonprofit organization with a mission to reverse the decline of seabird populations through rescue and rehabilitation. The organization treats an average of 2,500 injured, sick, and oiled seabirds annually, including the endangered African penguin. Ripley’s Aquariums penguin paintings donate to this cause regularly, with 50% of all proceeds going to SANCCOB’s conservation efforts.

    How Can You Help?

    Our actions impact the world around us. Together, we can help preserve our planet for future generations.

    Conserve Energy

    Small changes can make a big impact on our environment. Share a ride. Turn off the lights. Bike to work. Plant a garden. Think about how everyday actions can save energy now.

    Limit Plastics

    Cutting down on sing-use plastics protects our natural world. Grab a cloth shopping bag. Pick up some paper straws. Opt for glass or steel containers. Refill soap dispensers from a bulk-sized jug. Try something new to help the planet.

    Eat Smart

    Making sustainable seafood choices protects our oceans and helps make sure we have a healthy food supply into the future. Read the labels. Ask great questions. Shop around. Join our conservation journey.We are a proud supporter and advocate of the Ocean Wise Seafood program. Ocean Wise Seafood is a nonprofit conservation program created to empower consumers and businesses to make informed decisions about sustainable seafood and educate them on responsible aquaculture practices and issues facing the world’s fisheries. Ocean Wise works directly with partners to ensure they have the latest scientific information available regarding their seafood so they can make ocean-friendly buying decisions. The Ocean Wise symbol on menus and packaging enables customers to easily choose products that ensure the health of our oceans for generations to come.

    Ripley’s Aquariums is proud to be a member of organizations like the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA). Accreditation is only granted to zoos and aquariums that meet the highest standards – proven leaders in the care and conservation of wildlife as well as education.

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    Land Acknowledgement

    Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.

    Today, the city of Toronto, also known as Tkaronto (meaning “the place in the water where the trees are standing”), is home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island, and we are grateful to work on this land.

    Land Acknowledgement

    Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.

    Today, the city of Toronto, also known as Tkaronto (meaning “the place in the water where the trees are standing”), is home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island, and we are grateful to work on this land.

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    FAQs

    How much time do you need at Ripley's aquarium in Toronto? ›

    Give yourself at least two to three hours to enjoy the full experience properly.

    How much does it cost to go to the Toronto aquarium? ›

    Ticket prices & discounts
    0 – 2Free
    3 – 5CA$12.50
    6 – 13CA$29.00
    14 – 64CA$44.00
    65+CA$29.00

    Is Ripley's aquarium Canada worth it? ›

    The attractions: I was impressed with the number of fish, sharks, jellyfish, stingrays and other species that were on display. We particularly enjoyed the "dangerous lagoon" as it is a great way to see everything up close and feel like you are in the ocean itself.

    What is special about Ripley's aquarium? ›

    With one of the world's most extensive jellyfish exhibits, 65+-year-old giant lobsters, stingray touch pools and live dive shows, you can explore creatures from various depths.

    How much time is sufficient for Toronto Zoo? ›

    3-4 hours , if you are without little kids. Helpful? If you want to enjoy it plan a full day it's easier that way, there's a lot of walking and then you have to consider breaks and stops.

    How long do people spend at an aquarium? ›

    On average it will take about 60 to 90 minutes to enjoy the full SEA LIFE experience. However, you can spend as long as you'd like with our marine creatures.

    Can you bring food to Ripley's aquarium? ›

    - Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. “It says no outside food or drinks, but can I still bring baby snacks and water for my 1.5 yr old?” Absolutely. You can get something for yourself to.

    Is the CN Tower worth it? ›

    Standing at a height of 1,815 feet, the CN Tower's strong glass walls and floors provide guests with an adrenaline-pumping view of the Earth below, which seems to disappear as the elevators ascend. The CN Tower is an iconic landmark that should be at the top of your list of things to do in Toronto .

    How to get free CN Tower tickets? ›

    Toronto Public Library card users will now be able to catch a glimpse of one of the best views in the city as the CN Tower is now included in its tpl:map program. The CN Tower is the most recent addition to the program which allows users to access attractions and museums across the city for free.

    What to wear to a Toronto aquarium? ›

    There's a ton to do – from petting sea creatures to crawling through shark tanks. Wear comfortable clothes/shoes, bring sanitizing wipes, and get down and dirty. It's the best way to take it all in.

    What is the largest aquarium in Canada? ›

    Opened on June 15, 1956, the Vancouver Aquarium is Canada's first and largest aquarium with over 65,000 animals.

    Does Ripley's aquarium have dolphins? ›

    No dolphins or whales :D.

    What is the best time to visit Ripley's aquarium? ›

    The most popular times to visit Ripley's Aquarium are weekends and holidays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and during the week from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plan accordingly.

    How long does it take to see Ripley's aquarium in Toronto? ›

    I'd like to tour (w/ a 7yr old) in the morning, then lunch at 360/visit the CN Tower then shopping in he afternoon. Is this possible?” Hi there! On average it takes our guests 2-2.5 hours to see everything that the aquarium has to offer.

    What animals are at Ripley's? ›

    It is home to more than 20,000 animals. The Dangerous Lagoon exhibit includes several species of sharks, roughtail stingrays, longcomb sawfish, and green sea turtles. The Rainbow Reef features animals from the Indo-Pacific water regions and is the most colourful gallery in the exhibit, hence its name.

    How long do you need at Ripley's Believe It or Not? ›

    An hour plus of entertainment for the whole family! A Ripley's LaseRace is included in General Admission and guests speed and agility as they maneuver their way through without touching the lasers to achieve the top score! Self-Guided Tour that takes –approximately 1-1.5 hours (but can take up to 3!)

    How big is Ripley's aquarium in Toronto? ›

    135,000 sq ft

    How much time do you need at CN Tower? ›

    In general, we recommend you set aside two hours to get the full Tower experience.

    How long does it take to go through Ripley's Believe It or Not aquarium? ›

    You go at your own pace, but I would suggest roughly 45 minutes as a guideline.

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