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The brand-new Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada finally opened to the public on October 16. This 12,500 square-metre extraordinary attraction is home to over 16,000 animals, and getting lost in its 5.7 million litres of water depicting marine and freshwater habitats from around the world is such an amazing experience. Sharks, jellies, rays, green sea turtles — you name it, it’s here.
The exhibits are artful and the effect is beyond magical. We have three favourites. First, we love Rainbow Reef — a colourful explosion of tropical fish that will take you to the waters of the Indo-Pacific, Dangerous Lagoon is another must. Ready for an exhilarating thrill? This experience makes you feel as if you were walking underwater, weaving through the gallery to see the home of many different species of sharks, including sand tiger, sandbar, and reef sharks, plus some barracudas, moray eels, spadefish, and more!. Be sure to also check out Planet Jellies. Imagine these little creatures surrounding you on all sides — below your feet, above your head, it feels like being on a different planet.
Ripley’s Aquarium isn’t just about looking — it’s about learning, too! Learn about the variety of delicate species from around the world and discover so much about these animals and the amazing adaptations that help them survive. The Gallery underwater journey will take you through a visual feast of habitats, featuring living corals, venomous fish, electric eels, seahorses, sea dragons, cuttlefish, piranhas, and more.
Whether you come for eduction, entertainment, or both, the aquarium is a great Toronto attraction for both kids and adults.
Tip: If you want to throw a birthday party for your kiddos at the aquarium, make sure to book in advance, as they’re fully booked until March 2014. Another option is sleepovers — and this is without doubt the coolest sleepover ever! Imagine tonnes of fish, a bedtime snack, and sleeping in the Dangerous Lagoon shark tunnel.
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Colombian photographer based in Toronto, started with analog Photography in 2003, then jumping to the digital world in 2005. His photographic areas are mainly street, landscapes, portrait and beauty.