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“for a great time get there early to beat the crowds”

Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada
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US$66.13*
and up
Toronto CityPASS
Ranked #1 of 501 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: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Bay Of Quinte
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“for a great time get there early to beat the crowds”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We tried to go on a Saturday at 1pm a huge mistake the lineups were all around the building front so we went to do something else. We came back Sunday at 9am and got in without a problem. The price for 2 adults was $67.75 a bit steep but we really did enjoy ourselves it takes anywhere for 1 1/2 -2 1/2 hours to wander meander through the wonderful visual exhibits you do get up close and to see so much marine life. The moving walkway is visually exciting very well done and allows everyone great viewing opportunities and at any time to step off to have a longer closer look. We were 2 hours and by then the place was beginning to get too crowded for my liking and it was time to go. Your ticket has a time frame that allows entry during a one hour period which keeps the crowds under control and manageable. I give it top marks very family friendly and wonderful for all ages it was great to see so many diverse groups together having fun. Too bad the expense of admission makes this out of reach for all families.

Visited November 2013
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“Amazing attraction for Toronto”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Visited today, with my husband and 25 year old son and let me tell you....! We, as adults, were impressed! Everything was more than we expected to be. Can't wait to have grandkids to share this wonderful experience with them as well. Excellent job, Toronto!

Visited November 2013
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Toronto
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“Finally a nice new attraction in Toronto”
Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

Went there a couple days after it opened took my sons there the oldest loved it and the little one is only 1 so really he was just not liking being in the stroller. If you're like me and love the water, fishing and marine life you will enjoy it, personally I can sit and watch sharks and tarpon and so on for hours.
I would have enjoyed it more if they offered a catch n release area indoors to do some fishing, now that would've been awesome!!
I do recommend checking it out, very enjoyable for all ages, I will go again for sure.

Visited October 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“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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