Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

What You'll see

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
Consisting of 17 different sections, Canadian Waters at the Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is a gallery that celebrates the regional aquatic diversity. Thriving in the depths of the Great Lakes, the sturgeon is one of the largest freshwater fish on display. This exhibit includes the paddlefish, wolf eel and cod. Living off the coast of Western Canada, the giant Pacific Octopus is another fascinating creature in this part of the aquarium. Featuring daily five shows, Rainbow Reef hosts schools of colorful fish from the Indian and Pacific Oceans. You'll see the batfish, sailfin tang, Picasso triggerfish and more than 100 other species swimming in harmony in an aquarium that's filled with more than 200,000 liters of warm water. Sand tiger sharks rule the Dangerous Lagoon, which is home to green moray eel, green sea turtles and lookdowns. Filled with 2.9 million gallons of seawater, this aquarium is by far the largest at the facility. If you'd like to gently touch horseshoe crabs, go to the Discovery Centre. This area also includes small aquariums with clownfish, palette surgeonfish and blacktip reef sharks. Ray Bay is an exclusive habitat that's shared by stingrays and sharks. You'll see the ocellate river stingray hiding at the bottom of the tank. The cownose, southern, spotted eagle and roughtail rays elegantly swim at various depths. Related to hammerhead sharks, bonnethead sharks slowly lurk around Ray Bay. Planet Jellies features the seemingly entangled Pacific sea nettles and glowing moon jellies. The bottom of the tank is the perfect resting spot for the upside down jellies. At the Life Cycle Exhibit, you can learn about the fascinating stages of life of jellyfish. The Gallery at the Ripley's Aquarium of Canada arguably has some of the most notorious aquatic creatures in the world. Having distinct red bellies and sharp teeth, ferocious piranhas are on display. You can glance at other dangerous creatures, like the lionfish and electric eel. The Gallery includes tanks with mudskippers, pipefish and seahorses. After admiring marine species, you could check out some of the mechanical workings of the aquarium. The Life Support Systems offers clear views of some of the massive and complex hydraulic systems that keep the tanks operating smoothly on a 24/7 basis. The facility has 10 industrial-grade pumps that handle nearly 100 million liters of water per day. Dissolved ozone gas is also used to disinfect water in all of the tanks at the complex. Click to book your Skip the Line: Ripley's Aquarium of Canada admission.

Visiting Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

The Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is centrally nested in Toronto's Entertainment District. This marine-themed sanctuary stands next to the famous CN Tower, which dominates the city's waterfront skyline. Served by commuter trains and subway trains, Union Station is conveniently located just several blocks away from the attraction. The aquarium is also within walking of more than 10 streetcar stops, such as on Spadina Avenue and Queens Quay. On-site parking isn't available, but there are plenty of indoor parking garages within walking distance of the aquarium. You'll have to pay premium hourly rates for the covered parking facilities in the heart of the Entertainment District.

Location: 288 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, ON M5V 3L9

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