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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Why you should go to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in Toronto
There are many must-sees at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada 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.
Fishing for a Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada coupon? Here’s the deal.
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”.
Save $3-$5 with daily discounts on Ripley’s Aquarium tickets
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.
Combo deal! Save on admission to Ripley’s Aquarium and the CN Tower
Were you planning to visit both Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and Toronto’s CN Tower, one of the tallest buildings in the world? You’re in luck. These two attractions have joined forces to create the Sea the Sky Combo Ticket. It allows you to visit both of these attractions for one low price. Best of all, your admission cost works out to be less than if you bought your tickets separately to these cool things to do in Toronto. Can you say, “Win!”
Are you a local? Save with an Annual Pass or Family Pass to Ripley’s Aquarium
Do you live in Toronto or the Greater Toronto Area? Are you planning to visit Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada more than once throughout the year? If so, rather than purchasing a one-time admission to the Aquarium, you should consider getting an Annual Pass or Family Pass to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.
Do the math and see if these passes make sense for you and your budget
In just 2.5 visits, an Annual Pass to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada works out to be cheaper than paying for a daily ticket each time you visit. Plus, if you and two other adults buy an Annual Pass at the same time, you will each save 20% off the cost of your Annual Pass.
The Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada Family Pass is for 2 adults and 2 youths. All it takes is two visits to the Aquarium by your family and you’ll be saving on the price of admission.
Plus, the Annual Pass and Family Pass give you discounts on a bunch of other things too:
- Save on admission to the Aquarium for up to 4 guests
- Save on purchases in the Aquarium’s snack bar and gift shop
- Save on birthday packages, sleepovers, camps and stingray experiences at the Aquarium
- Save on special events at the Aquarium
- Save on admission to other Ripley’s attractions
Plus, there are even more perks to getting a Family or Annual Pass membership. If you would like, you can dig a little deeper into the benefits of a season pass by reading our article Is a Family or Annual Pass to Ripley’s Aquarium Canada Worth It.
A few tips about visiting Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
- Busiest times on Weekends and Holidays: between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. the aquarium is swimming with people.
- Busiest times on Weekdays: 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
- Parking: There’s an underground parking lot right across the street from the Aquarium in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s South Building. Depending on the day and what time you’re visiting, parking here may only cost you $12.
- Public Transit: the Union Station subway stop is just a few minutes walk away.
- Save on lunch: You’ll find a café right in the Aquarium, but guess what? You’re allowed to bring outside food in, so pack a lunch or snack ahead of time and save yourself a little dough.
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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