Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
I don't know what it is with aquariums but we just never seem to get enough of visiting them.
Previously we've been to uShaka Marine World in Durban and Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town. And now, of course, it's Toronto's turn.

The Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is a recent addition to the major attractions that can be found in Toronto. It opened its doors in 2013 and is the home of some 13500 specimens from 450 species of marine life.

If you've just visited the CN Tower, it is hard to miss the aquarium. For one, the aquarium is situated right beside the tower. And if you braved the Glass Floor and looked down, the aquarium was directly underneath it.

View from CN Tower's Glass Floor

The aquarium was certainly one for the kids. My youngest thoroughly enjoyed the visit. We were extremely impressed with the movator experience, where we were transported on a moving walkway through a glass tunnel surrounded by water. The sea creatures were literally swimming all around us. What a treat! And no walking necessary :-)

Photo captured while on the movator

We also had a chance to see some "Nemos" (clown fishes) again. This time, there was even a Dory in the tank. Nemo and Dory are beloved characters in the Disney-Pixar movie, Finding Nemo.

Youngest with "Nemo" and "Dory"

Sharks, stingrays, jellyfishes, normal fishes, exotic fishes, "you-name-it" fishes....the aquarium was most definitely geared to impress both young and old. It's less than a year old but highly likely will stay as a Toronto attraction for a very long time.

Notwithstanding my seemingly obsessive love of water tanks and sea life, I highly recommend that a trip to Toronto must include a visit to the Ripley's Aquarium. And please don't skip it if you've got kids.

For more information, check out the Ripley's Aquarium website.


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