Opened on October 16, 2013, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, next to the Rogers Centre and the CN Tower. It features a total of has 5.7 million liters of marine and freshwater habitats, including a spectacular and crowd-pleasing walk-through tank. It is organized into nine galleries featuring 16,000 animals from different areas of the world: Canadian Waters, Rainbow Reef, Dangerous Lagoon, Discovery Centre, The Gallery, Ray Bay, Planet Jellies, Life Support Systems and the Shoreline Gallery. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is home to more than 13,500 exotic sea and freshwater specimens from more than 450 species, including octopuses, eels, sharks, stingrays, seahorses, exotic fishes, sea dragons, and many more. It also hosts many unique events for an additional fee, including a Stingray Experience, Friday Night Jazz, sleepovers, yoga, Sea Squirts for children, and photography classes. There is a store and café on-site.
Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada is open every day from 9 am until 11 pm. There are two different types of tickets: timed tickets and express anytime tickets, which costs an extra $3 per person. Timed tickets costs $26.98 per adult, $16.98 per kid aged 6-13 years old and $6.98 per kid aged 3-5. Entry after 7 pm is $2 off per person. The aquarium is easily reachable via public transit from Union Station using the SkyWalk pedestrian walkway. It is not recommended to get there by car as there is no parking on-site.