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Priority Pass in Canada (updated September 10, 2018)

In light of the one-time fee increase (from $27 to $32 for American Express cardholders), I thought it was an appropriate time to update this post. Priority Pass continues to increase their inventory, including many more restaurants added to the portfolio. There is also over 1,200 lounges worldwide (up from 1,000 last time). Furthermore, several credit cards needed an update regarding their lounge access.

This post will list the Canadian credit cards that provide a free Priority Pass membership, along with lounge access specifics.

List of Credit Cards that Offer Priority Pass Membership / Passes

For Canadians, we actually have a fair number of credit cards to choose from that give us Priority Pass lounge access. The major changes include the addition of a Scotiabank card, and the removal of the BMO cards.

Just a reminder that effective October 1, 2018, the $27 fee mentioned below for all American Express cards increases to $32.

Credit Cards Lounge Access

Annual Fees

American Express AeroplanPlus Platinum Card Receive free Priority Pass membership. Pay $27 USD fee for each lounge visit. $499
American Express AeroplanPlus Reserve Card Receive free Priority Pass membership. Pay $27 USD fee for each lounge visit. $899
American Express Air Miles Reserve Card Receive free Priority Pass membership. Receive 4 complimentary Priority Pass lounge passes per membership year. Thereafter, pay $27 USD fee for each lounge visit. $299
American Express Business Platinum Card Receive free Priority Pass membership. Unlimited access to Priority Pass lounges, along with one companion. There is a $27 USD fee for each additional guest. $499
American Express Platinum Card Receive free Priority Pass membership. Unlimited access to Priority Pass lounges, along with one companion. There is a $27 USD fee for each additional guest. $699
CIBC Aerogold Visa Infinite Privilege Card Receive 6 complimentary Priority Pass lounge passes per membership year.Receive free Priority Pass membership. Receive 6 complimentary Priority Pass lounge passes per membership year. Thereafter, pay $27 USD fee for each lounge visit. $399
Desjardins Visa Odyssey Infinite Privilege Receive 6 complimentary Priority Pass lounge passes per membership year.Receive free Priority Pass membership. Receive 6 complimentary Priority Pass lounge passes per membership year. Thereafter, pay $27 USD fee for each lounge visit. $395
RBC Avion Visa Infinite Privilege Card Receive 6 complimentary Priority Pass lounge passes per membership year.Receive free Priority Pass membership. Receive 6 complimentary Priority Pass lounge passes per membership year. Thereafter, pay $27 USD fee for each lounge visit. $399
Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite Card Receive 6 complimentary Priority Pass lounge passes per membership year.Receive free Priority Pass membership. Receive 6 complimentary Priority Pass lounge passes per membership year. Thereafter, pay $27 USD fee for each lounge visit. $139
Scotiabank Platinum American Express Card Receive free Priority Pass membership. Receive 10 complimentary Priority Pass lounge passes per membership year. Thereafter, pay $27 fee for each lounge visit.

Supplementary cardholder receives 4 complimentary Priority Pass lounge passes per membership year. Thereafter, pay $27 fee for each lounge visit.

$399
TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege Card Receive 6 complimentary Priority Pass lounge passes per membership year.Receive free Priority Pass membership. Receive 6 complimentary Priority Pass lounge passes per membership year. Thereafter, pay $27 USD fee for each lounge visit. $399

List of Priority Pass Lounges in Canada

Below is a list of Priority Pass lounges located at Canadian airports, listed in alphabetical order.

Airport Lounge

Access Limit

Calgary International Airport (YYC) Concourse A – Chinook Lounge 3 hours
Concourse D – Aspire Lounge International Departures 3 hours
Concourse E – Aspire Lounge Transborder Departures 3 hours
Edmonton International Airport (YEG) Domestic-International Terminal: Plaza Premium Lounge (across from Gate 54) No limit
US Transborder Terminal: Plaza Premium Lounge (USA transborder) (near Gate 88) No limit
Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) International Terminal – National Bank World MasterCard Lounge (one level up from Gate 52) 3 hours
Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) Main Terminal: Salon Vip Lounge (near Gate 29, on level 2) No limit
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) Terminal 1 – Plaza Premium Lounge (domestic departures, on level 3) No limit
Terminal 1 – Plaza Premium Lounge (international departures, near Gate 77, on level 3) No limit
Terminal 1 – Plaza Premium Lounge (USA transborder, near Gate F82) No limit
Terminal 3 – Air France – KLM Lounge (above Gate C33) 3 hours
Terminal 3 – Plaza Premium Lounge (domestic departures, between Gates B23 and B24) No limit
Terminal 3 – Plaza Premium Lounge (international departures, elevators near Gate C32) No limit
Terminal 3 – Plaza Premium Lounge (international departures, elevators across Gate C33) No limit
Terminal 3 – Plaza Premium Lounge (USA transborder, near Gate A10) No limit
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) Domestic Terminal – Plaza Premium Lounge (domestic departures, near Gate C29 on level 3) 3 hours
Domestic Terminal – Plaza Premium Lounge (domestic departures, near Gate B15 on level 3) No limit
International Terminal – Plaza Premium Lounge (international departures, after security on level 3) No limit
International Terminal – Plaza Premium Lounge (USA departures, across Gate E87) No limit
International Terminal –  SkyTeam Lounge (International Departures, near Gate 53) No limit
Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG) Main Terminal – Plaza Premium Lounge (across Gate 6) 3 hours

Please let me know if I missed any credit cards or lounges!

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