Toronto has a brand new attraction for tourists and locals alike! Situated at the base of the CN Tower, beside the Rogers Centre, is the new Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. A total of 1.5 million gallons of water house more than 13,500 exotic sea creatures!
The aquarium starts with “Canadian Waters”, an exhibit of all of the underwater creatures you’ll find in our North American lakes. After this, you’ll head into “Rainbow Reef” where you’ll see a 200,000 tank filled with over 100 species of colourful fish! This section was beautiful, and a great spot for a photo op! You can see the fish and reef swaying in the water in my video at the end of this article.
From here you’ll head into the “Dangerous Lagoon”, where a moving walkway will take you through an underwater tunnel filled with sharks! This way my favourite part of the aquarium by far, and another great place for photos! I loved how active all the sharks were, it was like they were putting on a show for us!. This tunnel was so much fun, we went through it twice. When you get to the end, turn left to go back to the start of the moving walkway.
The section after this was the “Discovery Centre” which was designed mostly for kids. A huge play area is here, and lots of “pop ups” where you stand inside a dome surround by a fish tank. There were also some horseshoe crabs that you could touch.
The final two sections were “Ray Bay” and “Planet Jellies”. My favourite sting ray was the polka dot ones! The huge blue wall of jelly fish provided yet another great photo op.
At the end of the aquarium there’s a gift shop. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the prices were reasonable and some of the decor items were actually worth buying. The starfish wine stopper was a favourite item of mine.
At $30 a person this is a great way to spend an afternoon in Toronto! Check out their website here to get more information, and to buy tickets. Lastly, check out my short video of Ripley’s Aquarium right here!
The team at Kelly Ella Maz were welcomed to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada as guests, however our opinions remain our own.