Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

I loved the place. If you like sharks, this is your place!

- Boris M

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Dive Into an Underwater Adventure

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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We're always excited to sea you! Membership gives you unlimited admission to the aquarium for an entire year, plus exclusive benefits like skipping the ticket line, discounted guest tickets, special events, on-site purchases, and more. Buy three or more memberships and save 20% on your entire purchase!

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!

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!

Discover the World of Ripley's Nearby

Check out nearby Ripley's attractions for more experiences you'll have to see to believe.

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Guest Services

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.

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 circumstances.

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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Looking for a fin-omenal keepsake?

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.

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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Woah! The Aquarium sounds like alotl fun! But what are you doing all the way down here with the axolotls – some of the most secretive salamanders in the world?!

Did you know out of more than 800 salamander species that exist, only about 22 can be found in Canada?