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Credit Cards which offer Free Airport Lounge Access (updated March 9, 2019)

Due to the popularity of this post, I think it was due for an update. Along with several changes to the industry since the last time. The most significant addition is the CIBC Aventura cards. The most significant change is that BMO left Priority Pass in favour of MasterCard Airport Experiences.

Just to avoid confusion, this post refers to only cards that give at least 1 free lounge pass. It does not refer to cards that give you Priority Pass membership, but a fee to access the lounge.

The list has grown considerably over the last few years as Canadian credit card companies are trying to step up their game in the travel industry. Conversely, I did not take any credit cards off the list from last time.

Credit Cards Lounge Access Annual Fees
American Express AeroplanPlus Platinum Card Unlimited access to Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge. $499
American Express AeroplanPlus Reserve Card Unlimited access to Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge.

Unlimited access to Priority Pass Lounges.

$899
American Express Air Miles Reserve Card Receive 4 complimentary Priority Pass Lounge passes per membership year. $299
American Express Business Platinum Card Unlimited Canadian Platinum Lounge Benefit.

Unlimited access to The Centurion Lounges, along with two guests.

Unlimited access to Priority Pass Lounges, along with one companion.

Unlimited access to Delta Sky Club airport lounges.

$499
American Express Platinum Card Unlimited Canadian Platinum Lounge Benefit.

Unlimited access to Priority Pass Lounges, along with one companion.

Unlimited access to The Centurion Lounges, along with two guests.

Unlimited access to Delta Sky Club airport lounges.

$699
ATB Financial World Elite Mastercard Receive 2 complimentary MasterCard Airport Experiences passes per membership year.

*Alberta residents only

$120
BMO Air Miles World Elite MasterCard Receive 2 complimentary MasterCard Airport Experiences passes per membership year. $120
BMO World Elite MasterCard Receive 4 complimentary MasterCard Airport Experiences Lounge passes per membership year. $150
CIBC Aventura Visa Infinite Card Receive 4 complimentary Priority Pass Lounge passes per membership year. $120
CIBC Aventura Gold Visa Card Receive 4 complimentary Priority Pass Lounge passes per membership year. $120
CIBC Aerogold Visa Card for Business

 

Receive 1 complimentary Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge pass per calendar year. Only on an Aeroplan Flight Reward flight operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge or under the Air Canada Express banner. $180
CIBC Aerogold Visa Infinite Privilege Card Receive 4 complimentary Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge passes per calendar year. Only on an Aeroplan Flight Reward flight operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge or under the Air Canada Express banner.

Receive 6 complimentary Priority Pass Lounge passes per membership year.

$399
CIBC Aerogold Visa Infinite Card Receive 1 complimentary Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge pass per calendar year. Only on an Aeroplan Flight Reward flight operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge or under the Air Canada Express banner. $120
Desjardins Visa Odyssey Infinite Privilege Receive 12 complimentary Desjardins Odyssey Lounge passes per year.

Receive 6 complimentary Priority Pass Lounge passes per membership year.

$395
Desjardins Odyssey World Elite MasterCard Receive 8 complimentary Desjardins Odyssey Lounge passes per year. $130
Diners Club Professional Card Unlimited access to Diners Club airport lounges.

*Corporations only, but not currently accepting new applicants

Varies
HSBC Jade World Elite MasterCard Receive unlimited access to MasterCard Airport Experiences. $299
NBC World Elite MasterCard Unlimited access to the National Bank World MasterCard lounge, along with a companion. $150
NBC World MasterCard Unlimited access to the National Bank World MasterCard lounge, along with a companion. $125
RBC Avion Visa Infinite Privilege Card Receive 6 complimentary Priority Pass Lounge passes per membership year. $399
Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite Card Receive 6 complimentary Priority Pass Lounge passes per membership year. $139
Scotiabank Platinum American Express Card Receive 10 complimentary Priority Pass Lounge passes per membership year.

Supplementary cardholder receives 4 complimentary Priority Pass Lounge passes per membership year.

$399
TD Aeroplan Visa Business Card Receive 1 complimentary Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge pass per calendar year. Only on an Aeroplan Flight Reward flight operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge or under the Air Canada Express banner. $149
TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card Receive 1 complimentary Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge pass per calendar year. Only on an Aeroplan Flight Reward flight operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge or under the Air Canada Express banner. $120
TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege Card Receive 4 complimentary Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge passes per calendar year. Only on an Aeroplan Flight Reward flight operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge or under the Air Canada Express banner.

Receive 6 complimentary Priority Pass Lounge passes per membership year.

$399

If we missed any credit cards, please let us know in the comment section below!

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