As I was flying in Business Class (Premium Rogue) from Montreal (YUL) to Quebec City (YQB) on Air Canada Rogue, I had access to the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Montreal in the Domestic Terminal before my flight. I decided to do a quick visit before my flight to check it out and write a mini-review. Currently, it’s the only lounge in the domestic part of the airport.

At the Montreal Airport, Air Canada has 3 different Maple Leaf Lounges, one in the International Terminal, one in the Domestic, and one in the Transborder (U.S. Flights).

a glass doors with a sign on the side

Lounge Entrance

Access and Hours

The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Montreal (Domestic Terminal) is located between gates 1 and 3 past security. Access to the lounge is limited to three hours before the scheduled departure time. Current hours of operation on the website say that the lounge is open from 4:15 AM to 10 PM daily.

Access is included for:

  • Air Canada Signature Class and Business Class Ticket Holders
  • Customers traveling in Premium Rouge
  • Altitude Super Elite, Aeroplan 75K, and Aeroplan 50K Members
  • Star Alliance Gold Members
  • Air Canada Maple Leaf Club Members
  • Aeroplan Black Cardmembers and Business + Corporate Credit Cardholders using One-Time Guest Pass
  • Aeroplan Premium Credit Card Members

The Lounge

Upon entry, you’ll have to go up a floor to the actual lounge. Once upstairs, you pass the check-in desks and scan your boarding pass. Then, there is plenty of seating on the left side with lots of natural light overlooking the tarmac. The lounge was probably around 30% full during my Saturday morning visit around 9 AM.

a hallway with a glass wall and chairs at the Maple Leaf Lounge Montreal

Lounge Entrance and Seating

Heading towards the back, you’ll arrive at a refreshment center with fountain soda, canned sodas, and juices. There are some dining tables here, as well as beer on tap, which is served after 11 AM.

a room with a beverage cooler and a drink dispenser at the Maple Leaf Lounge Montreal

Drinks Station

a room with a large window

Dining Tables and Beer on Tap

Continuing down, you’ll arrive at the buffet area. The food spread during my breakfast visit was pretty decent for a domestic lounge, with scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, fruits, yogurts, and croissants.

a large metal pot on a table

Buffet Area Hot Dishes

a kitchen with a large counter and a large counter

More of the Buffet Area

Then, there is additional seating to the right, and a TV area plus a telescope at the window.

a room with black chairs and a television

Back Seating

Plus, there is a business center with cubicle workstations and a printer.

a room with chairs and tables at the Maple Leaf Lounge Montreal

Business Center Area

In the middle of the lounge are the restrooms, and they could use a refresher as they are dated, but at least they were clean. Molton Brown branded lotion and hand soap were provided.

The Verdict

Overall, the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Montreal at the Domestic Terminal offers numerous seating options, in sort of a dated atmosphere. Considering it’s the only option in the domestic part of the airport, it’s actually not a bad lounge with a decent breakfast spread as well. If I had more time to spend at the airport, I wouldn’t mind hanging out here for a while.


Have you visited the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Montreal at the Domestic Terminal before? How was your experience? Comment below!




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