Canada's largest indoor aquarium to welcome milestone guest this week
TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2018 /CNW/ - From the hypnotic dance of colour-changing jellyfish to an up close and personal view of sea turtles and sharks swimming above, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada has been thrilling guests from around the world since splashing onto Toronto's tourism scene in October 2013. This week, Canada's largest indoor aquarium will mark an important milestone as it prepares to welcome its 10 millionth guest.
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada has become an integral part of Toronto's revitalized South Core district, helping to drive traffic to the area along Bremner Blvd. In addition to its own programming and education efforts, the Aquarium has also partnered with local attractions and businesses to further enhance the guest experience, including the joint Sea the Sky program with the CN Tower, as well as the Toronto CityPASS program.
"We always wanted to build an aquarium in downtown Toronto and the success of the Ripley's Aquarium has been phenomenal," says Peter Doyle, General Manager, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. "One of our greatest achievements has been our involvement in the revitalization of the South Core, which has led to an incredible transformation of the tourism industry in Toronto," he says.
"The Aquarium is an important piece in the Toronto story we tell when attracting visitors to our city," says Johanne Bélanger, President and CEO, Tourism Toronto. "Now with 10 million visitors, it's abundantly clear that when the world experiences Toronto, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is at the top of the list," she says.
Based on projected attendance, the Aquarium will admit the 10 millionth guest on Thursday, August 16th between 10-11am EST.
To celebrate, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada will award the entrant with a one-of-a-kind VIP Sleepover Experience* which includes:
A private sleepover in Dangerous Lagoon for up to 12 guests
Behind the scenes tour
Dinner at 360 at the CN Tower
Crafts and activities throughout the evening
Gift bags, snacks and beverages
Personal dive show
Aquatic-themed decor, robes and pajamas
Breakfast in bed
One-night stay at Delta Hotel Toronto
*Rules and restrictions apply. Based on availability. No cash value. Non-transferrable.