Considering that Winnipeg isn’t a large international hub airport, you won’t find showers here, but the bathrooms are sleekly designed and include Fruits and Passion toiletries. There’s also a large selection of varied magazines and, as a thoughtful shout-out to the city, some local touches with the décor. For instance, artwork is by local artist, Wanda Koop, and the huge fireplace that separates the dining area from the lounging area is made up of the particularly decorative limestone that’s only found in Tyndall, Manitoba.
On another note, while we were in the Winnipeg Maple Leaf Lounge we noticed that Air Canada’s Maple Leaf Lounges have beefed up their food selection, which now include various salads and fruit as well as their usual selection of soups, bread and cookies. As always, you can choose from a healthy selection of wine, spirits, soft drinks, hot drinks and everything else in between.
If you want to experience some of this sweet lounge goodness, it could be easier than you think. Aside from the usual access given to those who are flying business, hold Star Alliance Gold status, or have Maple Leaf Lounge membership, you can purchase lounge access when you book your Air Canada ticket online, even if you're flying economy. Prices vary depending on your type of ticket and destinations, but these details can be found on the Maple Leaf lounge website.
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