A Peek Inside the Edmonton Maple Leaf Lounge

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With my recent booking of 9 business class flights on only $325 came access to business lounges all over the world. First up on this tour was a quick stopover in my old hometown where I took a peek inside the Edmonton Maple Leaf Lounge. Here’s how it looks:

Location

For this stopover I went inside the Edmonton Maple Leaf Lounge located in the Domestic/International departures area of the South Terminal. You can only get inside the Edmonton Maple Leaf Lounge airside and it is not available for flights heading to the USA.

Edmonton Maple Leaf Lounge
via Flickr CC @PROHideyuki KAMON

Amenities

Of all the business class lounges I have been in, this is one of the smallest. Perhaps because Edmonton is a small market or because you can’t get inside the Edmonton Maple Leaf Lounge if you are flying to the states. Either way, the amenities here are limited. Highlights include dedicated lounge Internet access, newspapers and magazines, cozy chairs, and a business center.

Food & Drink

Food and drink inside the Edmonton Maple Leaf Lounge was subpar for me. I will give this lounge the benefit of the doubt as I was visiting midmorning, but what was available was pretty weak. This included canned fruit salad and stale pastries. Still, the esspresso machine was great and there was a small bar open.

Edmonton Maple Leaf Lounge
via Flickr CC @jlisi984

How to Get in the Edmonton Maple Leaf Lounge

Access inside the Edmonton Maple Leafs Lounge is included in your business class and above ticket, even if books on point. If you’re not flying business class, you still have options:

  • Air Canada Maple Leaf Club – You can purchase an annual membership that will give you access to Air Canada and affiliated lounges. ~$ 375+ per year
  • For a small fee ($25/$50) you can purchase access inside the Edmonton Maple Leaf Lounge when you check-in online.

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 Inside the Edmonton Maple Leaf Lounge – Good to Know

Includes: Snacks, wifi, quiet room.
Don’t Miss: comfortable chairs, better wifi.


What say you?
Thoughts on this peek inside the Edmonton Maple Leaf Lounge?
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Cover photo via Flickr CC @Mack Male

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