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Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada
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US$66.13*
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Toronto CityPASS
Ranked #1 of 506 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Explore the Waters of the World at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto at the base of the CN Tower, the aquarium is Toronto's newest must-see attraction for tourists and locals of all ages.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Toronto, Ontario
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19 reviews
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“Go on a weekday - in the morning...”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

And buy your tix online....no wait....easy to manoever.

The facility is pretty spectacular. Beautiful creatures...some of the interactive stuff was a little lame.

Takes at least 2 hours to get through the whole thing....i think we were there for 2 1/2.

Biggest pet peeve - 'exit through the gift shop'. Sigh.

Visited November 2013
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“A marvelous whole other world!”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This place is fantastic absolutely immaculate and beautiful. The marine life is healthy and well treated with large natural ecosystem landscapes provided for them which I think is important. There is no large marine life here like dolphins are whales which is also important I think. Visually this place is amazing and a highlight is a Marine tunnel in which you walk through and the aquarium is around you on all sides with some very unique and surprising marine life! As far as value goes I think it is at its maximum value, meaning I would not pay more than what is charged but it is worth every penny.

Visited November 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Spectacular”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This attraction is a must see for anyone. Not just kids but one and all. Price point is a little high, but I'm sure that to run a place like this it would be extremely costly. Lots of interactive areas, You can take as little or as much time as wanted. Once in a lifetime kind of experience...

Visited November 2013
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“Toronto's Aquarium”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Aquarium meets all expectations as entertainment. The moving sidewalk through the three sided aquarium is outstanding, delivering constant excitement and surprises. Sharks, rays and turtles swim above you and all around providing great opportunity to see these animals up close.
The educational component is thinner, perhaps an interactive area teaching conservation would increase the learning. Fish are well identified on plaques that are not very prominent. Some of the exhibits disappoint - how a shark rejects consumed non-edible products. One week it worked, the next it did not. Washrooms are difficult to find as are staff or curators. The play area is excellent, water themed and fun. Allow about 2.5 hours with small children (under six) and arrive early with pre-purchased tickets otherwise there will be long lines out in the cold. Ripley's is a welcome and fun addition and definitely worth repeat visits.

Visited November 2013
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“Warning”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is a terrible place to visit the aqua world.
It's a mass orgy of people which you must basically follow the wave of people. It’s not a tranquil journey but more a stressed out place to be. It’s not worth $29.00. They also have fake reef for the fish – they are not in their natural habitat. Way too many kids yelling and strollers all over the place. You should have ADULT day only and no strollers. This is purly for tourist and not Torontonians.

Visited November 2013
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