Exploring Toronto: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

M has been on vacation this entire week and I was able to join him for a couple days.  Today we kept the girls home from daycare and decided to check out the new aquarium downtown (along with my sister-in-law and niece).  Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is a “12,500 square-metre (135,000 square-foot) awe-inspiring attraction with more than 5.7 million litres (1.5 million gallons) of water depicting marine and freshwater habitats from around the world”.  Essentially, it’s pretty awesome!

The day was expensive (with adult tickets coming in at $30/person) but it was a lot of fun.  There was tons to see and the girls were interested enough to look at all the exhibits nicely without running amok.  Here are some of the highlights from our visit:

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L was very excited for the GO Train

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Goofing around outside of the aquarium

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Group shot: L, me, E, sister-in-law, niece

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My sister-in-law and her gorg daughter Lia

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The girls loved being able to explore

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E was ready to swim with the horseshoe crabs!

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L liked the hands-on experiences (which there were several!)

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She found Nemo!

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Hamming it up for the camera

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E was exhausted after our busy morning!

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Mermaid souvenirs (thanks Aunty Chelley!)

As for tomorrow’s vacation day?  Ikea!

One thought on “Exploring Toronto: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

  1. Look how empty the place is! So glad you were able to go on a weekday, it was super packed when we went on a Saturday. My favourite was the tunnel, it kept going and going! I want to go back once they start having promos and discounts, it was worth the entrance fee but not more than once a year, lol.

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