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Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is located at the base of the CN Tower in the heart of downtown Toronto and has become one of the city’s most popular, new attractions. This place is no backyard pond. It’s huge. In fact at 135,000 sq. ft. it’s the largest indoor aquarium in Canada and is home to over 16,000 forms of marine life.
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There are many must-sees at Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto. Planet Jellies is an area where backlighting and colour changes turn five species of jellyfish into captivating canvasses. Rainbow Reef will mesmerize you with the vivid hues of 60 different types of tropical fish. And no visit is complete without venturing to Discovery Lagoon where you’ll find majestic green sea turtles and everybody’s favourite—sharks. Oh, and how do you get to Discovery Lagoon? By stepping on to a moving sidewalk that will glide you through an awesome, underwater aquatic viewing tunnel that’s almost a football field long. Very cool. When you’re done at the lagoon you can also check out the 65-year-old lobster, the sting ray touch tank and one of the daily dive shows, and so much more.
If you’re a thrifty tourist type it’s only natural that you would want to see Toronto’s Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada at a scaled-back price. Here are some things you need to know. Discount coupons for Toronto’s Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada are like the pacu fish—rare. From time-to-time they come up on Groupon or some other deal website. The quickest way to see if there’s one available for when you want to go is to Google “discount coupon for Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Toronto”.
Even though you may not have a coupon for the Toronto Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, you can still score a discount on your admission price. How? By being flexible. Depending on the day you visit and the time, you can save anywhere from $3-$5 a ticket. Here’s how the discount deals on admission shake down:
Save $3 when you buy a ‘Timed Ticket’: go on the Toronto Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada website and pre-purchase your ticket for a specific time the next day or beyond.
Save $5 with a ‘Shark After Dark’ ticket: purchase a ticket online to visit the aquarium between the hours of 7:00 P.M. and 9:00 PM.
Save $5 on Saturdays with a ‘Rise and Shine’ ticket: purchase a ticket online to visit the aquarium on a Saturday between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 10:00 AM.
Senior Citizen? Save $5 on Admission on Tuesdays: You don’t even have to buy your ticket online. Just walk up to the ticket window between the hours of 2:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. and you’ll save a fin (i.e. $5) on your ticket.
If you have your heart set on seeing the CN Tower, the Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, the Toronto Zoo and Ontario Science Centre do them all on the cheap by getting yourself a Toronto CityPASS.
This is an awesome thrifty thing to do—you’ll save over 40% on the combined, regular admission price for these five attractions.
Whether you’re travelling alone, as a couple or as a family it’s hard to beat the value of the Toronto CityPASS. To learn more about what the Toronto CityPass has to offer, check out the short video below.
Be thrifty and practical! This information was accurate when published, but can change without notice. We recommend you confirm all details with the provider in question before planning your excursion.
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