Visiting the Aquarium of Canada

I was lucky enough to visit Toronto’s brand spankin’ new Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. It’s located at the hub of tourism right at the base of the CN Tower, next to the Skydome (ahem…Rogers Centre). Just a few quick highlights:

At the base of Toronto's CN tower you'll find the Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

At the base of Toronto’s CN tower you’ll find the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. Ripley’s has two other aquariums located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Toronto aquarium opened to the public on October 16th, 2013 (also my birthday!). Fun Fact: the amount of concrete used in construction of the aquarium is roughly 40% of that used for the CN Tower.

The Megalodon was a large shark that lived approximately 28 to 1.5 million years ago.

The Megalodon was the largest shark that lived (reigning from 28 to 1.5 million years ago). It grew to lengths between 14-18 meters long (which is roughly 1.5x longer than a TTC bus in Toronto), and it’s jaws were big enough to….well. ..ya.

 

There were a couple of places visitors were able to touch various sea creatures.

There were a couple of places we, as visitors, were able to touch various sea creatures; these are called touch tanks. Here i was able to touch a small Whitespotted Bamboo Shark, but we were also able to touch Horseshoe Crabs.

And of course, I took a few videos: below are a quick one of a jelly fish and another from the Dangerous Lagoon, which featured a moving sidewalk.

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