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Rundown of the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge

It is no secret that lounge access really makes the trip more enjoyable. However, the access is limited to specific travelers. Air Canada offers their own Maple Leaf Lounge, which access around the world.

There are many different ways to access the lounge.

Air Canada Maple Leaf Club

There are three types of memberships that you can purchase to have lounge access. All members will receive Air Canada’s Priority Check-in.

Maple Leaf Club Canada

  • $375 CDN annual fee or 49,500 Aeroplan miles for this membership
  • Guest fee of $15 CDN/person before 11 a.m. and $25 CDN/person after 11 a.m.
  • Access to 16 lounges in Canada only

Maple Leaf Club Canada with Partner

  • $550 CDN annual fee or 72,000 Aeroplan miles for this membership
  • Access to over 16 lounges in Canada only

North American Plus

  • $495 CDN annual fee or 65,000 Aeroplan miles for this membership
  • Guest fee of $15 CDN/person before 11 a.m. and $25 CDN/person after 11 a.m.
  • Access to over 60 lounges in Canada, the U.S. and Europe only

North American Plus with Partner

  • $730 CDN annual fee or 96,000 Aeroplan miles for this membership
  • Access to over 60 lounges in Canada, the U.S. and Europe only

Air Canada Maple Leaf Club Worldwide

  • $665 CDN annual fee or 87,500 Aeroplan miles for this membership
  • One complementary guest
  • Additional guest fee of $15 CDN/person before 11 a.m. and $25 CDN/person after 11 a.m.
  • Access to 210 lounges around the world

Air Canada Maple Leaf Club Worldwide with Partner

  • $970 CDN annual fee or 127,500 Aeroplan miles for this membership
  • Access to 210 lounges around the world

Fly on Business Class

You will have lounge access if you are flying in Business class when travelling on an Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, Air Canada Express flight or with any Star Alliance carrier.

Altitude Elite 35K

With Air Canada’ lowest elite level, Altitude Elite 35K, you, along with a domestic partner, dependent children, and guest (until February 28, 2017) can access the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges located in the domestic and transborder departure zones of Canadian airports along with those in Los Angeles, New York (LaGuardia) and Newark.

Altitude Super Elite 100K, Elite 75K and Elite 50K

All the other Air Canada Altitude elite levels members can access the lounge with their domestic partner, dependent children, and guest when departing on an Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge or Air Canada Express flight, as well as, domestic Maple Leaf Lounges upon arriving in Canada.

Star Alliance Gold

Air Canada is a member of Star Alliance, so they honour elite status members within the Star Alliance family. You and an additional guest on a same-day ticket on a qualifying, departing flight can get lounge access when travelling on a departing Star Alliance flight, in any class of service.

Customers travelling on a Latitude or Flex

When you book an Air Canada Latitude or Flex fare online, you can also purchase a Maple Leaf Lounge access or add lounge access up to 24 hours before the flight.

Credit Cards

Unlike the credit cards that give you Priority Pass lounge access, it works a little differently with the Maple Leaf Lounge. One of the major differences is that the credit cards do not offer any membership with the Maple Leaf Lounge. Aside from a few that offer unlimited lounge access, they generally only offer one time access with specific conditions to follow. Below is the complete list of credit cards in Canada that offer free access to the Maple Leaf Lounge.

Credit Card

Lounge Access

American Express AeroplanPlus Platinum Card Unlimited lounge access when you fly on an Air Canada banner flight.
American Express AeroplanPlus Reserve Card Unlimited lounge access when you fly on an Air Canada banner flight.
CIBC Aerogold Visa Infinite Card Receive 1 guest pass per calendar year when you travel on an Air Canada banner and Aeroplan reward flight.
CIBC Aerogold Visa Infinite Privilege Card Receive 4 guest passes per calendar year when you travel on an Air Canada banner and Aeroplan reward flight.
TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card Receive 1 guest pass per calendar year when you travel on an Air Canada banner and Aeroplan reward flight.
TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege Card Receive 4 guest passes per calendar year when you travel on an Air Canada banner and Aeroplan reward flight.

List of Lounges in Canada

Below is a list of Maple Leaf lounges in Canada only:

Calgary International Airport (YYC)

  • Concourse C

Edmonton International Airport (YEG)

  • South Terminal

Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)

  • Level 1

Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL)

  • Domestic
  • International Terminal
  • Transborder

Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (YOW)

  • Level 1

Regina International Airport (YQR)

  • Level 1

St. John’s International Airport (YYT)

Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

  • Domestic (Terminal 1)
  • International (Terminal 1, Level 3, Node F)
  • Transborder (Terminal 1, level 4 Node F)

Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

  • Domestic Terminal
  • International Terminal
  • Transborder Terminal

Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG)

  • Domestic/International

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