- Street: 288 Bremner Boulevard
- City: Toronto, ON M5V 3L9
- Country: United States
- Listed: August 13, 2017 11:07 pm
- Expires: 322 days, 17 hours
A Ripley’s Aquarium was originally planned in 2004 to be built in Niagara Falls, Ontario next to what is now Great Wolf Lodge around 2007, but plans fell through and Ripley’s eventually relocated to Toronto.Construction began on the attraction in August 2011 with a final cost approaching C$130 million.The aquarium opened to the public in October 2013.The project was a partnership with three levels of government. The federal government’s Canada Lands Company contributed $10 million to the project to develop the “John Street Corridor” linking Front Street with the aquarium, the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre. The Government of Ontario contributed $11 million to the project, and the City of Toronto provided property-tax incentives amounting to between $8 million and $12 million over the first twelve years of the aquarium.
Be swept away to an inviting and vibrant oasis in Rainbow Reef! Be transported to the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region, and be transfixed by the exotic kaleidoscope of fish that will greet your arrival!
An exhilarating thrill you will never forget! Our moving walkway will transport you through our underwater tunnel, home to the Aquarium’s most fearsome-looking animals.
Watch with wonder at the graceful stingrays that glide through the water in Ray Bay. Explore the world of stingrays while watching the rays feed out of our divers’ hands in our daily dive shows.
Be amazed at the sandpaper-like skin of a shark or the silky smooth skin of a stingray in our Shoreline Gallery. Fun and friendly educators will help you make contact, while teaching you about the amazing creatures at your fingertips.
Have you ever wondered what lurks beneath the surface of the Great Lakes and Canada’s surrounding seas? Your underwater journey begins in the Canadian Waters Gallery with 17 curated habitats that spotlight the diversity of Canada’s treasures.
The perfect conclusion to your adventure! Our Cargo Hold™ Gift Shop has a unique collection of marine-themed gifts and keepsakes from around the world and from local artisans.
Get a close look at our clownfish as you pop-up into the underwater viewing bubbles in our Discovery Centre. When you’re ready to get your hands wet, enjoy the horseshoe crab touch pool where underwater explorers of all ages can touch these amazing “living fossils.”
Enjoy a quick bite to eat at Ripley’s® Café! Featuring a menu of quick and delicious food the entire family is sure to enjoy. Located in the Discovery Centre on the lower level.
Visit the full website for complete details,www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/
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