- Complimentary snacks
- Complimentary hot buffet
- Complimentary soft drinks
- Complimentary house wine and beer
- Complimentary liquor
- Air conditioning
- Flight information monitors
- Newspapers and magazines
The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge at Vancouver Airport’s Domestic Terminal welcomes Air Canada and Star Alliance Business Class passengers, Air Canada elite and Star Alliance Gold customers, as well as Maple Leaf Lounge members.
Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge YVR design
The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge at Vancouver Airport Domestic Terminal draws little attention from outside. The discrete entrance is easy to miss—perhaps the designers didn’t want to take away from the appeal of the dramatic floor-to-ceiling stone “cliff” that adorns the concourse.
Inside, a spacious lobby greets guests. The lounge itself is located on the upper level.
The domestic Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge at Vancouver Airport is located a stone’s throw from the airline’s swanky international club, but design-wise, it is generations behind. The domestic club still sports its original attire with wooden partitions, indoor plants, dim lighting, and an old-fashioned blend of beige and dark tones. The only pop of color comes from Air Canada’s signature red chairs.
While the décor is grim, the space boasts floor-to-ceiling windows along three walls, offering guests tarmac views from virtually every angle.
The club is comprised of four side-by-side seating areas, and furnished primarily with traditional lounge seats, all outfitted with marble side consoles. As expected from an older lounge, power outlets are few and far between, though they can be found along the windows. The seating arrangement isn’t especially private, but it is reasonably sparse.
Near the staircase leading to the lobby is a living room-like space with plush leather seats around a flat-panel TV, and convivial round tables. The adjacent dining area features a buffet, dining tables, as well as counter-style seating overlooking the tarmac.
Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge YVR amenities
The domestic Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge at Vancouver Airport features a set of essential amenities for domestic travel.
In the morning, the well-stocked breakfast buffet includes oatmeal, fresh fruit, cereal, pastries, scrambled eggs, sausage, and potatoes. Throughout the day, patrons will find a selection of snacks, salads, sandwiches, soups rotating hot entrees, and sweets. The focus is primarily on hearty comfort food, but the salad bar should cater to health-conscious travelers.
Alcoholic beverages are all self-serve. Air Canada offers four draft beers on tap including Guinness, Coors Light, and Canadian Ale, as well as an assortment of wines and liquor. Per Canadian law, alcohol is off-limits until 11am. In terms of soft drinks, guests will find a soda fountain, a Vivreau filtered tap water dispenser, and several espresso machines.
Near the staircase is a small business center with eight individual work cubicles, and a wireless printer/copier. There is also a desk with four computers in the living room area near the TV. It’s seldom used nowadays, but conveniently doubles as additional work space.
Other amenities include a selection of newspapers and magazines, as well as a charging station with individual device lockers and a variety of cables. The club lacks showers, despite the fact that Vancouver is a premium market with Signature business class transcontinental service to Toronto. (Priority Pass members may use the Plaza Premium Lounge near gate B15 should they want to freshen up.)
Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge YVR bottom line
The domestic Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge at Vancouver Airport won’t win any design awards and is due a renovation. But save for the lack of power outlets, it is a functional and well-appointed space with plenty of daylight, and tarmac views.
In terms of amenities, guests will find Wi-Fi, a business center, an enjoyable food selection, and a self-service bar.
Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge at Vancouver, BC (YVR) welcomes:
- Air Canada Business class passengers (+1 guest)
- Air Canada Maple Leaf Club members (no guests)
- Air Canada Altitude Super Elite 100K, Elite 75K, Elite 50K and Elite 35K members departing on any Air Canada flight or a Star Alliance flight (+spouse or domestic partner, dependent children, and one guest). These members may also use domestic Maple Leaf Lounges upon arriving at airports in Canada.
- Business Class passengers departing on an international Star Alliance flight (no guests)
- First Class passengers departing on an international Star Alliance flight (+1 guest)
- Star Alliance Gold Members (+1 guest)
- One time pass holders, whether acquired through a Latitude or Flex fare travel option or through mileage redemption.
- American Express AeroplanPlus Platinum and Corporate Platinum card holders.
- United Club members departing on a Star Alliance flight (+1 guest)
Additional guests may accompany qualifying passengers for $20 CAD per person before 11 a.m. and for $30 CAD per person after 11 a.m.
When flying Star Alliance.
When flying Star Alliance.
You may have access to Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge as a premium customer of one of the following airlines, or as an elite member of their frequent flyer program. Check the Access rules tab for more details.
Access for eligible customers traveling on any Star Alliance member airline.
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