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“Oceans Wonder”

Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada
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Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
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US$241.35*
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Ranked #1 of 515 things to do in Toronto
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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: Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Oceans Wonder”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We went to the aquarium Nov 22 in the morning. It wasn't busy when we first got there so it was very easy to stroll and take your time looking at all the tanks. It is really nice in there and so many different types of fish, coral and ocean life to see. There are some sea horses that are so beautiful to see up close and the jelly fish are very interesting too! I would recommend this attraction for young and old. It is fabulous and there are tubes that small children can crawl through and have the fish swim around them. Also there is an area that you can pet some of the species, the children love this. Go and take the family and have a great time!

Visited November 2013
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Toronto, Ontario
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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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Toronto, Canada
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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, Canada
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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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