When you live in any big city, you tend to think that all of the tourist attractions are… well… not for you.
The city is your home. You know it. You live your life in it. You hear, breathe and smell it every day. And, because of that, there’s really no novelty to it anymore.
BUT, sometimes, a new attraction pops up that IS something completely new and worth following the tourists to.
This money-well-spent attraction for me was Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.
This 135,000 square-foot aquarium opened in the heart of Toronto, Ont., next to the CN tower, in mid-October. Since then, Torontonians and visitors from all over have been able to view thousands of sharks, lobsters, and sea turtles.
Now, since I’ve always been a sucker for zoos or really anything that displays cute or funny-looking creatures, it was a given that I’d enjoy this place. However, if you’re not a zoo-goer, it still might tickle your fancy.
As soon as you walk in, the architecture and environment that surround you are phenomenal. The tanks alone are full of rich and vibrant colour, especially the one in the “Dangerous Lagoon” that practically engulfs you and makes you feel as though you’re swimming with the fishies. While walking through this watery world, you’ll also come across a conveyor belt that slowly takes you through the different displays, along with childrens’ play areas, shows and a gift shop.
All in all, at $30 a ticket, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is worth every penny. And if you don’t have a huge aquarium to go to in your town or city, a trip to any zoo or animal shelter could also curve a wildlife craving. These places are ideal destinations to pass the time, have some fun and learn a thing or two.
Check out my gallery of photos below. If you like what you see (or even if you don’t), go and check out Toronto’s newest attraction and let me know what you think!
Happy Monday Funday! And to close with an oceanic, yet relevant slogan: the world is your oyster.