August 11, 2017

Ripley's Aquarium and CN Tower

Tuesdays With a Twist

Ripley's Aquarium and CN Tower

Some Highlights


CN Tower


The CN Tower is one of Toronto's best-known landmarks.
Ripley's Aquarium sits at the base of the tower and across the square is the Roger's Centre home to Blue Jays Baseball.
Going east along Front Street is the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and then Union Station.
This is a busy part of town.




Our goal was to visit the Aquarium and CN Tower.
We decided to take the GO Train into town rather than drive.  Depending on whether there is a baseball game or not, traffic can be very heavy and parking at a minimum.
As it turned out the Blue Jays were playing and there were a lot of people in the area.
It was raining when we arrived at Union Station so we took Skywalk, which is an indoor walking route, to the CN Tower.






It was so exciting to see fish, including sharks swimming overhead.




A wall of Sea Anenomes looked like a garden of flowers.




There were many different types of jellyfish.


















This happy-looking fellow is a sawfish.  He was swimming over our heads.




Who doesn't want to have their picture taken while sitting inside a fish tank?






By the time we went up the CN Tower the sun was shining.
I watched them build the tower in the 1970's and believe it or not this was my first time going up.  I have a bit of a thing with heights, but I was okay.




The picture above is looking out over the lake and Island Airport.  In the bottom right of the picture is the Rogers Centre.





I think they had a good time.



TIPS:

1) I was glad we took the GO Train into the city.  When we were ready to go home at 3:30 p.m. rush hour had already started and it would have taken a minimum of 2 hours to drive home.

It is easy to jump onto public transit like the subway, bus, and streetcar if you are already in the city.

2) I purchased our tickets for the Aquarium and CN Tower as a package and saved a bit of money.  I also purchased them online and downloaded them onto my phone.  That was good because we avoided line-ups and pretty much walked right in.


Thanks for stopping by.

This is an original Fair Meadow Place Publication.


Barbara


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10 comments:

  1. I am SUCH a sucker for an aquarium and your photos are just amazing! Bravo to you! Each and every one makes my heart sing but those jellyfish. WOW!

    Thank you for such lovely greetings on my birthday post and such kind words. I do feel as though I've discovered a bit of a haven here in your Fair Meadow. Perhaps one day my Canada travels (Quebec and Montreal later this week!) will bring us in touch.

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    1. Jeanie, contact by by email. My contact info is at the bottom of my posts. It would be fun to meet.

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  2. Lovely views from on top! We visited a Ripley's aquarium in Myrtle Beach and this one looks just as lovely.

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    1. I would think that all of the Ripley's Aquariums are very much the same. We really enjoyed our time there and I am guessing you did too at Myrtle Beach.

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  3. Interesting place to visit. The views look amazing. No way would I look down though.

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    1. I watched the CN Tower being built in the '70s, Leanna, but this was my first trip to the top. I am not a fan of heights. I made myself go up and it was okay. I could look down, but, I couldn't put both feet on the glass floor. (:

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  4. My girls adored the aquarium as kids and would have love this one

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  5. Beautiful pictures and this looks like a fun place to visit. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.

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    1. Hi Sandra. We really enjoyed this little summer day trip. Thanks.

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