Last year, Air Canada opened a new lounge at La Guardia International Airport, one of 24 total lounges the airline currently has around the world. For those who have a stopover in Vancouver, and flying Internationally (transatlantic) will benefit greatly as their lounge in Vancouver is probably the best lounge in the entire international terminal. It’s been recently renovated (less than two years ago) and spans across two floors and 13,455 square feet of space.
Those flying in business class, now called Signature Class on Air Canada or Star Alliance partner, have the option to spend their pre-flight time relaxing, working or dining in this modern lounge that can hold a total of 258 travelers. Decorated in a mix of the airline’s signature red color along with blue, grey and wood and marble finishes, Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge in Vancouver is modern, comfortable and refreshing. Moreover, Air Canada was voted the World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining for 2019, a feature that can make or break a lounge, so you can expect delicious eats at this lounge paired with wines, beer or cocktails.
Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge in Vancouver features a working space with computers, and color printing and scanning with fast Wi-Fi connection and AC sockets to keep all your devices charged throughout the lounge. There is also a beautiful long table made from a fallen Maplewood tree that can be utilized for working or for enjoying your meal on.
The lounge features both hot and cold meals and an open mini-kitchen for the chef who prepares some of the hot plate dishes right before your eyes. If you’re looking for more than just water, tea and soda, there’s a well-stocked bar where a bartender can prepare your go-to drink or help you pair your meal with one of the many types of local and global wines available.
To help you feel refreshed, especially for those of you traveling long-haul, grab one of the “spa-inspired shower rooms” featuring rain showerheads, plush towels and toiletries for you to utilize. Just make sure to ask the attendant for a towel first as they are not stocked inside the shower suites.
The Maple Leaf Lounge offers you a zone dedicated to watching the latest news or games on TV, a room for meetings that’s more private, and a zone to lounge in designated as the “quiet space” equipped with chase chairs. Regardless of where you end up during your stay, rest assured you can feel at ease and satisfied before your flight.
The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge in Vancouver is open from 8:45am to 12:45am, Sunday through Friday, and 6:45am to 12:45 on Saturday. For a virtual tour of Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge in Vancouver, check out the video below, courtesy of Air Canada.