As I was flying in Business Class from New York (LGA) to Montreal (YUL), I had access to the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge New York (LGA) before my flight. This was the third Maple Leaf Lounge I’ve visited, as last summer I visited ones in Los Angeles (LAX) and Vancouver (YVR). I entered in the mid-afternoon on a Friday, and it was quite empty.

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge New York Entrance


Access and Hours:

The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge New York (LGA) is located in Terminal B past security, in the Eastern Concourse, near gates 41 and 59. 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 4:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 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

Lounge Seating

Upon entry, you can turn right to enter seating areas, or if you continue straight there is the buffet as well as dining tables and hightop seating.

Maple Leaf Lounge New York Buffet and Seating

Buffet and Seating

a food buffet in the Maple Leaf Lounge New York

Buffet Area

a room with tables and chairs

Dining Tables

Passing the buffet area, you can turn right to the main seating area which offers a variety of spinning chairs and sofa-style seats. The lounge overlooks the gate area below it, and you are still able to see some planes and the runway.

a lounge area with chairs and a large window at the Maple Leaf Lounge New York

Lounge Seating

a room with a couch and chairs

More Seating

Heading to the back, there is some additional seating. Also, in the back were the restrooms, which were pretty clean and the men’s restroom had three urinals and two stalls. Molton Brown branded lotion and hand soap were provided.

a row of chairs and a table in a room with paintings on the wall

Spinning Chairs

a room with chairs and tables

Back Seating and Hightops

Over here there is a small “business center” where there is a printer and a station where you can borrow a portable charger. There are two seats near the printer and a nice curved high-top counter with power/USB plugs. This is where I camped out during the beginning portion of my visit to be on my laptop.

a desk with a printer and a printer on it

Business Center

Food Selection

The food selection was a bit disappointing to me, as there were not many meat options. The hot dishes during my visit were rice, turkey meatloaf, root vegetables, vegetable stir fry, green beans, and tofu. I don’t like meatloaf, so that made it less enticing for me. However, I did try the tofu and thought it was excellent.

a large group of food on a table at the Maple Leaf Lounge New York

Buffet Hot Options

There were also two soups, a vegetable soup and a chicken noodle soup. I had some of the chicken noodle, and it was comforting.

a plate of crackers on a table


In terms of cold options, they had a salad bar with a good selection of toppings. For dessert, they did have some cookies.

a table with bowls of food

Salad Bar

For drinks, they were all self-serve and included a coca cola fountain, four wines, spirits, three beers, tea, coffee, and a water dispenser.

a white counter with bottles and drinks on it at the Maple Leaf Lounge New York


Not a bad food spread, but definitely a notch below what the neighboring Centurion Lounge offers, and I prefer the taco bar provided at the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge in LAX. Service-wise, the staff were very attentive in cleaning and taking away plates that were finished.

The Verdict

Overall, the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge New York LaGuardia offers nice seating options in a calm environment. The food and beverage selection is decent but could use some more protein options. I did enjoy my time here and would be happy to revisit. Perhaps I would snack at the Centurion Lounge, then relax at the Maple Leaf Lounge.


Have you visited the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge New York LaGuardia before? How was your experience? Comment below!




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