A Trip to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in Toronto

The hubby and I recently went to see Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in downtown Toronto. It opened a couple of months ago, and we bought our tickets before they opened. Yep, we were pretty excited!

We spent less than 2 hours there; it was smaller than I expected, but still a lot of fun! It was also very busy, so I definitely recommend going on a weekday, like we did. It’s crazy on the weekend. We packed a lunch, including some sandwiches, and ate it at the entrance.

So, there we were chowing down on some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before we began.

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Yum. But then the excitement! It was dark throughout the aquarium, but the lighting highlighted all the great underwater creatures. There was a really cool section where you stood on a conveyer belt and it took you slowly through a tunnel with waters all around you. There were fish and sharks swimming beside you and above you. Very cool perspective.

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Sharks coming our way!

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A sawfish directly above our heads.

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Some of my favourite shots are up-close. I actually have no idea what this is, but it reminded me of something from Star Trek.

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A starfish plastered against the glass. Looks so cool!

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Perhaps my favourite part of the aquarium, though, was the jellyfish. So beautiful.

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These jellyfish kept changing colour.

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The colourful jellyfish again.

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This picture is deceiving. This jellyfish was small. Tiny, in fact.

It was a great trip, and I have A LOT more pictures. But these are some of my favourites. My only disappointment is that I didn’t see any turtles. I’m not sure if I missed them somehow, but there were none! David more than made up for it though – he bought me turtle earrings for Christmas!

At the end of the day we took a trip to Starbucks and got a coffee. All around a great day, despite the cold! 🙂

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2 thoughts on “A Trip to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in Toronto

  1. Amanda Alice says:

    Thanks Jeanette! The tickets are definitely pricey. I think we got a discount because we pre-ordered in August before they opened in October. But even then I think we still paid about $50.00.

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