About Us
Since 1976, or for over 40 years, Big Al's has provided its patrons with the largest selection of aquariums, aquarium furniture, and aquarium supplies on the market, as well as an extensive variety of marine fish, live corals, goldfish, and tropical fish. We are fervently committed to meeting and exceeding the expectations of our esteemed clientele, and are dedicated to providing our guaranteed lowest prices at all times. Our superstores are designed to provide technical services as well as a vast array of equipment to both the first time hobbyist and ultimate aquatic specialist. Renowned as “The Aquarium and Pond Hobby Specialists,” Big Al's is currently comprised of 13 operational superstores across North America. 

Big Al's unique livestock showrooms, "ENTER THE DEEP," offer the largest selection of fish and aquatic plants in any retail warehouse store environment. Big Al’s Shark Tank and SHARK FEEDING FRENZY are one of the most anticipated weekly attractions of these exciting fish-rooms. Big Al's sales and service staff are eager to extend their knowledge and expertise to our customers to help make their shopping experience as pleasant and educational as possible. We continually expand our Aquatic Care division to provide you with essential services, which include but are not limited to new aquarium installations, aquarium maintenance and cleaning, and troubleshooting.

“Our corporate policies are driven by innovation and adaptation; and we resolutely endeavor to revolutionize this ever-expanding industry” – BIG AL


Big Al's is a company which specializes in the franchising of retail warehouse stores for the hobby of tropical and marine fish. Big Al's has developed a unique, uniform format for the complete turn-key operation of a warehouse type store, which concentrates in the retail sale of aquariums, aquarium furniture, and aquarium supplies, as well as an extensive variety of marine fish, live corals, goldfish, and tropical fish. This is a unique presentation in association with certain trademarks, trade names, designs, logos, and copyrights.

At Big Al’s, we offer a complete program that consists of real estate and site selection, custom store design, building manuals, on-site supervision, a complete training program, extensive operational and marketing systems, exclusive Big Al’s products, and a central distribution centre. Our stores are designed to enhance customer appeal with our technical services, vast variety of equipment, and an extensive selection of livestock. 

Our unique livestock showrooms, “ENTER THE DEEP,” offer the largest selection of fish and aquatic plants in any retail warehouse store environment. Big Al’s Shark Tank and SHARK FEEDING FRENZY are one of the highlights of these exciting fish-rooms. Between our technical service staff, extensive variety of equipment, livestock, presentation, competitive pricing, and strength in buying power, there is no formula stronger in the aquatic industry. Big Al's is continuously growing with over 13 locations across North America.

Name Of Franchise: Big Al’s
265 Nativio Street Woodbridge ON L4H 4S6
Tel: (905) 851-1858

Retail Sale of Tropical and Marine Fish
and Related Products



Please Write to:
Allan Saul, President
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Harness Horse Youth Foundation To donate to the Harness Horse Youth Foundation please mail donations to:

Big Al's Head Office
C/O Big Al's (HHYF)
265 Nativio Street
Woodbridge, Ont. L4H 4S6
(All proceeds go to Harness Horse Youth Foundation)

Big Al's is proud to sponsor the Harness Horse Youth Foundation.The Harness Horse Youth Foundation established in 1976, addresses youth education throughout Canada and the U.S.A. A non-profit organization, the Foundation continues to enlarge and improve its programs.Mission Statement: To provide young people information and experiences with harness horses.Harness Racing Youth League - summer camps at which kids between the ages of 11 and 13, are given the opportunity to learn from the ground up about horses including how to drive a racehorse. The week concludes with kids actually participating in mock races!The creation of a booklet and video describing the careers available in the industry. Both were sent to more then 5000 high school guidance departments across the United States.Harness Heroes Trading cards are produced each year and available for purchase as sets oras packs, for those hosting any type of youth event, such as field trips and scout troops.Development of Studying The Standerbred - The Basic Stuff and The Technical Stuff; the first of which gives a very general overview of harness racing and the second of which delves deeper into various aspects of racehorse ownership and care.Administration of scholarships designed specifically for students wishing to study equine and racing related fields. More than $400,000 has been awarded to students in the last 27 years.