Vancouver Airport YVR Lounges Guide

 

Vancouver airport lounges

 

 

Vancouver International Airport is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British, Colombia, Canada. It’s actually the second busiest Airport in Canada in terms of aircraft movements and passengers.

Vancouver International Airport has three major terminals including the main terminal which is divided into two sections. The domestic terminal and the international terminal. Most of the airport’s flights operate at the main terminal.

The third terminal is the southern terminal which servers most of the regional airlines mostly flying within British Colombia. After a slight glimpse of the Vancouver International Airport, this article will entirely focus on reviewing the various lounges that are specifically located within or rather near Vancouver Airport providing you with the most recent information regarding these lounges.

 

The following five lounges are available to all passengers using the Vancouver International Airport:

  1. The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge
  2. The Plaza Premium Lounge (Domestic, Gate B15)
  3. The Plaza Premium Lounge (International)
  4. The Plaza Premium Lounge (Trans-border)
  5. Sky Team Lounge

 

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The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge

 

Location:

The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge is located in three places in the Vancouver airport, and the locations are as follows:

i. Domestic Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge located at Airside, Domestic Departure

ii. International Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge located at Airside, International Departure.

iii. Trans-border Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge located at Airside, USA Trans-border Departure.

 

Directions:

Since these lounges are located at Airside, from the Vancouver Airport entrance, you will head south about 160m after which you will make a left turn and go another 400m, and lastly you make a sharp left turn on to the Grant McConachie Way E, and there you find the Domestic Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge.

 

Service Offered:

  • Beverages (Both alcoholic & non-alcoholic)
  • Cell-phone free quite zone
  • Printers, photocopiers, and faxes
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Showers (Only for the domestic and trans-border location only)
  • Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Snacks
  • News & Entertainment (Television)
  • Workstations

 

Hours of Operation:

Ideally, the operating hours of the Maple Leaf Lounge vary from one location to the other that is according to the Air Canada flight schedule, and they are as follows:

  • Domestic Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge: Operating hours 05:00- 00:00
  • International Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge: Operating hours 08:45-00:45 (Sunday-Friday) and 06:45-00:45 (Saturday)
  • Trans-border Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge: 04:45-19:45

 

Costs:

Ideally, if you frequently travel through the Vancouver Airport, you might want to purchase an annual membership that will give you full access to the Maple Leaf Lounge within the Air Canada network thus saving you pretty much trouble of random bookings and payments. The rates are as follows: for Canada club CA$375, from North America Plus CA$495 and for a single annual membership worldwide $665. Notably for the purpose of saving you money and time its highly advisable to purchase the annual single membership.

For convenience and to save money, I recommend you buy a membership with Priority Pass. If you have a Priority Pass membership, the No.1 Lounge is free to use. Plus you won’t have to worry about the lounge being full if you decide to not book and show up at the door. If you have a Priority Pass membership, it is free to use. With Priority Pass you have access to over 1200 airport lounges around the world. 

 

Admittance Terms and Conditions:

  • Air Canada reserves the rights to restrict amend or even alter the fees, services, amenities as well lounge, locations, hours and reciprocal lounge arrangements at any time without any written notices.
  • Lounge access fees are non-refundable, non-transferable and subject to change without any written notice.
  • Maple Leaf Lounge is only reserved for passengers departing on Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, Air Canada Express or Air Canada codeshare flights as well as the Star Alliance member airline flights. Exceptions on the same include the Elite 50k, the Altitude Super Elite 100k, and the Elite 75k members without forgetting their qualifying guests who may access the Domestic Maple Leaf Lounges at the airport in Canada as well the U.S upon arriving on Air Canada, Air Canada Express flight and Air Canada Rouge.
  • Maple leaf Lounge is subject to varying operational hours and amenity services.
  • At the reception desk, eligible customers must present their same-day ticket or rather boarding pass on departing Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air Canada Rouge, Air Canada codeshare flights or that of any Star Alliance member airline flights.
  • For the safety of their youngest guest, each lounge strictly adheres to local laws and regulations regarding the services of alcoholic beverages and that minors must be accompanied by their parents in the lounges.
  • Solicitation in the lounges is prohibited.
  • Air Canada will not be responsible for articles lost or stolen in the lounge.
  • Airline employees are not allowed to access the lounge when still on their uniform.
  • Guests must conform to terms and conditions of the affiliated lounge.
  • Air Canada reserves the right to revise these terms and conditions at any time with or without written notice.

 

 

 

The Plaza Premium Lounge (Domestic, Gate B15)

 

Location:

This lounge is only accessible to travelers under the Domestic departure flights only. Its located at the Domestic Terminal (inside security), Airside, Departure Level 3 near Gate B15.

 

Direction:

From the Vancouver International Airport entrance, head north and walk for about 20m, take the escalator up to the 3rd floor and once you are on the 3rd floor follow the sign and walk for about 210m and there you will find the lounge.

 

Services Offered:

  •  Air conditioning services
  • Beverages (Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Disabled access
  • Fax & telephones ($)
  • Flight information monitor
  • Food (Buffet style)
  • Showers
  • Napping rooms
  • Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Digital card acceptable

 

Hours of Operation:

Hours may vary in regards to flight schedules.

Nonetheless, the operating hours are as follows: 06:00 -22:00 (Sunday-Friday)

06:00-21:00 (Saturdays)

 

Costs:

The good thing about this lounge is the fact that you can either purchase a one-time lounge pass or purchase membership pass.

The one time or rather walk in rates are as follows:

  • For 2-hour lounge use, you are charged CA$56 tax inclusive
  • For 3-hour lounge use, you are charged CA$68 tax inclusive
  • For 6-hour lounge use, you are charged CA$89 tax inclusive
  • For 3-6 hours resting rooms with shower, the prices vary, and you can only get details over the counter

Additionally, this lounge has three varying membership plans incorporating:

  • Standard price US$ 99 ($27 per lounge visit).
  • Standard Plus price: $249
  • Prestige price $399

 

Admittance Terms & Conditions:

  • Children under the age of 2 years are admitted free
  • All children under the age of 18 are to be accompanied by their parents or an adult
  • Alcoholic drinks are only available to individuals above the age of 18 years and above
  • Telephone calls and fax facilities are subject to payment
  • Alcoholic beverages are only served as from 11:00 am daily
  • The lounge is only accessible to travelers departing on the domestic flights
  • Cancel up to 24 hours prior to your departure so as to get your full refund
  • And lastly, your booking starts after your reservation time

 

 

The Plaza Premium Lounge (International)

 

Location:

This lounge is located at the Airside right after the security screening on departures level 3 and its only accessible to travelers using the international departure.

 

Direction:

Right after the screening bay on the departure level 3 is this incredible lounge.

 

Services Offered:

  • Air conditioning services
  • Beverages $ (Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Flight information monitor
  • Food & refreshments (Buffet style)
  • Showers
  • Napping rooms
  • Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Digital card Disabled access
  • Fax & telephones ($)

 

Hours of Operation:

Just like the other lounges, the operational hours may vary in regards to flight schedules. Nonetheless, the operating hours are as follows: 06:00-22:00 (Sunday-Friday)

06:00-21:00 (Saturday)

 

Costs:

The rates, on the other hand, are not so different from those of the Domestic Plaza Premium Lounge:

The one time or rather walk in rates are as follows:

  • For 2-hour lounge use, you are charged CA$56 tax inclusive
  • For 3-hour lounge use, you are charged CA$68 tax inclusive
  • For 6-hour lounge use, you are charged CA$89 tax inclusive
  • For 3-6 hours resting rooms with shower, the prices vary, and you can only get details over the counter

Additionally, this lounge has three varying membership plans incorporating:

  • Standard price US$ 99 ($27 per lounge visit).
  • Standard Plus price: $249
  • Prestige price $399

 

Admittance Terms & Conditions

  • Children under the age of 2 years are admitted free
  • All children under the age of 18 are to be accompanied by their parents or an adult
  • Alcoholic drinks are only available to individuals above the age of 18 years and above
  • Telephone calls and fax facilities are subject to payment
  • Alcoholic beverages are only served as from 11:00 am daily
  • The lounge is only accessible to travelers departing on the domestic flights
  • Cancel up to 24 hours prior to your departure so as to get your full refund
  • And lastly, your booking starts after your reservation time

 

 

The Plaza Premium Lounge (Trans-border)

 

Location:

This lounge is located at terminal 1. Airside, near Gate E87.

 

Direction:

From the Vancouver Airport entrance, head north about 20m, take the elevator up to the 3rd floor after which you will walk for about 350m, and there you will find this lounge. Its an approximately 6 minutes’ walk.

 

Services Offered:

  • Flight information monitor
  • Food & refreshments (Buffet style)
  • Showers
  • Napping rooms
  • Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning services
  • Beverages $ (Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Disabled access
  • Fax & telephones ($)
  • Newspapers and magazines

 

Hours of Operation:

They are as follows: 05:00-19:00 (Sunday-Friday)

05:00-18:00 (Saturday)

 

Costs:

You can either purchase a one-time lounge pass or purchase membership pass.

The one time or rather walk in rates are as follows:

  •  For 2-hour lounge use, you are charged CA$50 tax inclusive
  • For 3-hour lounge use, you are charged CA$60 tax inclusive
  • For 6-hour lounge use, you are charged CA$80 tax inclusive

On the other hand, this lounge has three varying membership plans incorporating:

  • Standard price US$ 99 ($27 per lounge visit).
  • Standard Plus price: $249
  • Prestige price $399

 

Admittance Terms & Conditions

  • Alcoholic beverages are only served as from 11:00 am daily
  • The lounge is only accessible to travelers departing on the domestic flights
  • Cancel up to 24 hours prior to your departure so as to get your full refund
  • Alcoholic drinks are only available to individuals above the age of 18 years and above
  • Telephone calls and fax facilities are subject to payment
  • Children under the age of 2 years are admitted free
  • All children under the age of 18 are to be accompanied by their parents or an adult
  • And lastly, your booking starts after your reservation time

 

 

Sky Team Lounge

 

Location:

This lounge is located at the left side of the International terminal Departure near Gate 53

 

Directions:

Since this lounge is airside, after arriving at the international departure, head north about 5m and as you follow the lounge signs, you will find this lounge straight up.

 

Services Offered:

  •  Flight information monitor
  • Fax & Telephone
  • Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Beverages (Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Disabled Access
  • Air conditioning
  • Newspapers/magazine
  • Showers
  • Television

 

Hours of Operation:

The lounge operates in 24/7 hours.

 

Costs:

The good thing about this lounge is the fact that all its passes can be purchased by any traveler regardless of their airlines or even classes of service. The online rates usually stand at GBO 22 per person for three hours.

They also offer membership purchases which are as follows:

  • Standard price US$ 99 ($27 per lounge visit).
  • Standard Plus price: $249
  • Prestige price $399

 

Admittance Terms & Conditions:

  • Only one child under the age of 12 years is admitted free per adult
  • An adult must accompany children under the age of 18

 

 

 

In summary, any of these 5 airport lounges are suitable for all travelers. As long as you follow the rules that is! Although they may seem expensive for a 2 or 3-hour stay, your best value is to buy a Priority Pass membership. If you are a frequent traveler, take advantage of the deals and eliminate the stress and inconvenience of not having a pass.

 

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